Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Hart House long-term care home in Victoria.
With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases related to the outbreak at the home.
Island Health declared an outbreak at Hart House on January 9 after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. No other cases in residents or staff were identified through extensive follow-up testing.
Hart House is owned and operated by Trillium Communities. The team at Hart House and Trillium is to be commended for their exceptional work ensuring no residents were affected by this outbreak and continuing to provide high-quality care under challenging circumstances. Upon declaring the outbreak, Island Health took immediate action to support the home in its response to protect the health of all residents and staff.
With the outbreak now declared over, the following will occur at Hart House:
- Social visits will resume on January 21;
- Admissions and transfers will resume;
- Congregate dining will resume, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place;
- Diligent infection prevention and control measures, and appropriate use of personal protective equipment will continue.
Island Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living, and licensed facilities.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/covid19.