Island Health has declared two new COVID-19 outbreaks.
Chemainus Health Care Centre long-term care – Harbour Side unit
Two resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is only for the Harbour Side unit.
The Chemainus Health Care Centre is not affected by this outbreak and people should not avoid seeking care if they need it.
Chemainus Health Care Centre long-term care is owned and operated by Island Health.
Selkirk Seniors Village long-term care in Victoria – 4th floor Dayton unit
Two resident cases has been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the 4th floor Dayton unit.
Selkirk Seniors Village is owned and operated by West Coast Seniors Housing Management.
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 sites:
- Essential and single designated visitor visits will continue;
- No congregate dining or group activities;
- Staff movement will be limited wherever possible;
- Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue;
- 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.