Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Mount St. Mary Hospital long-term care home.
With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care sites, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases related to this outbreak at the site.
Island Health declared an outbreak in two houses at Mount St. Mary Hospital long-term care home in Victoria. In total, one resident and one staff member tested positive related to this outbreak. Sadly, one resident death was linked to this outbreak.
Mount St. Mary Hospital long-term care home is a not-for-profit long-term care home owned and operated by the Marie Esther Society. The team at Mount St. Mary 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.
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 Mount St. Mary:
- Social visits to the affected houses will resume on May 4;
- 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