Island Health has declared three outbreaks over, while declaring two new outbreaks.
Outbreaks declared over:
Royal Jubilee Hospital – 8 South East general medicine unit
In total, six patient cases and one staff case were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the 8 South East general medicine unit.
Mount St. Mary Hospital long-term care home in Victoria
In total, two resident cases and two staff cases were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the Cedar House.
Mount St. Mary Hospital is owned and operated by Marie Esther Society.
Comox Valley Seniors Village long-term care home in Courtenay
In total, nine resident cases and two staff cases were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to units DF1 and DF2.
Comox Valley Seniors Village is owned and operated by West Coast Seniors Housing Management.
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.
Berwick on the Lake long-term care in Nanaimo
Two resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is only for the long-term care unit at Berwick.
Berwick on the Lake is owned and operated by Berwick Retirement Communities.
Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens long-term care home in Port Alberni
One resident case has been identified related to this outbreak.
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.