Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Victoria.
With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, all results from recent rounds of follow-up testing for residents and staff are negative.
Island Health declared the outbreak August 27 after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19. In total, 15 staff cases, 21 resident cases and six resident deaths were attributed to this outbreak. Island Health extends our deepest condolences to the family, friends and care staff of those who passed away.
Sunset Lodge is owned and operated by the Salvation Army. The team at Sunset Lodge is to be commended for their exceptional work managing a challenging and complex outbreak, and continuing to provide high quality, compassionate care throughout. Upon declaring the outbreak, Island Health took immediate action to support Sunset Lodge in its response to protect the health of all residents and staff.
With the outbreak now declared over, the following will occur at Sunset Lodge:
- Extensive cleaning, as part of standard end-of-outbreak protocols;
- Social visits will resume on the first and second floor on September 17;
- Social visits will resume on the third floor on September 20;
- Admissions and transfers will resume on September 20;
- Resident movement around the home will resume;
- 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.