Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Longlake Chateau independent living facility in Nanaimo.
With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases related to the outbreak at the facility.
Island Health declared an outbreak at Longlake Chateau on March 25 after five residents tested positive for COVID-19. Three additional positive residents were identified through extensive follow-up testing.
Longlake Chateau is an independent living facility operated by Atria Retirement Canada. The team at Longlake is to be commended for their exceptional work ensuring the outbreak did not spread further 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 Longlake Chateau:
- Social visits will resume on April 20;
- Admissions and transfers will resume;
- Congregate dining will resume, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place;
- Diligent infection prevention 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.