Island Health COVID-19 outbreak updates

Island Health has declared one outbreak over, while declaring two new outbreaks.

Outbreak declared over:

Sunrise of Victoria long-term care home

In total, one resident case and one staff case were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the second floor.

Sunrise of Victoria is owned and operated by Sunrise Senior Living.

Staff at Sunrise are to be commended for their excellent work delivering high quality, compassionate care under challenging circumstances.

Outbreak protocols will now be ended at the site. Enhanced infection prevention and control measures and monitoring of staff and residents for symptoms will continue.

New outbreaks:

Woodgrove Manor long-term care home in Nanaimo

Two resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak.

Woodgrove Manor is owned and operated by Trillium Communities.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – 4th floor general medicine unit

Seven patient cases have been identified related to this outbreak.

The outbreak declaration is limited to the 4th floor and no other areas of the hospital are affected by this outbreak declaration. This is a separate outbreak and is not related to the existing 5th floor outbreak.

NRGH remains a safe place to attend and people should not avoid seeking emergency care, should they need it.

The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

In general, the following outbreak response protocols have been implemented at the site:

  • Social visits will be paused on outbreak units. Essential visits will continue;
  • No congregate dining or group activities;
  • Staff movement will be limited wherever possible;
  • Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue;
  • Additional housekeeping support is being brought in;
  • Patients, families and staff are being notified;
  • Enhanced screening of all staff and patients for symptoms.

During this time, Island Health will support the sites to take any further actions required and answer questions from staff, patients and family members.

Island Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living and licensed care facilities. 

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