Island Health has declared two outbreaks over, while declaring three new outbreaks.
Outbreaks declared over:
Oyster Harbour long-term care home in Ladysmith
In total, eight resident cases were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the Sea Haven unit.
Oyster Harbour of Victoria is owned and operated by Sunrise Senior Living.
Parkwood Court long-term care home in Victoria
In total, four resident cases were attributed to this outbreak.
Parkwood Court of Victoria is owned and operated Revera.
Staff at these sites are to be commended for their excellent work delivering high quality, compassionate care under challenging circumstances.
Outbreak protocols will now be ended at the sites. Enhanced infection prevention and control measures and monitoring of staff and residents for symptoms will continue.
Amica on the Gorge long-term care home in Victoria
Six resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak is limited to the memory care unit.
Amica on the Gorge is owned and operated by Amica Senior Lifestyles.
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach long-term care home
Three resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak is limited to the Windsor Unit.
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach is owned and operated by Trillium Communities.
Cowichan District Hospital – 2 central medicine unit
Five patient cases have been identified related to this outbreak.
The outbreak declaration is limited to the 2 central medicine unit and no other areas of the hospital are affected by this outbreak declaration.
CDH remains a safe place to attend and people should not avoid seeking emergency care, should they need it. Cowichan residents are also encouraged to visit Chemainus Urgent Care and Ladysmith Urgent Care for urgent, non-life threatening medical conditions.
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 sites:
- 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.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/covid19.