Update to the COVID-19 outbreak at Longlake Chateau

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified three additional cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak declared at Longlake Chateau independent living facility in Nanaimo.

Three additional residents have tested positive. The three new cases were detected through testing performed yesterday. Since the outbreak was declared, more than 106 COVID-19 tests have been performed on residents and staff at Longlake Chateau. In total, eight residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Communication with residents, families and staff is ongoing.

The following steps are underway as part of the outbreak response:

  • Admissions will be restricted while the outbreak is in effect.
  • Visitors are restricted throughout the site to only essential visitors.Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced.
  • Residents, families and staff are being notified.
  • COVID-19 testing will be done for all staff and residents.

During this time, Island Health will have additional presence at the site to take any further actions required, support the facility and answer questions from staff, residents and family members.

Longlake Chateau is an independent living facility operated by Atria Retirement Canada. Island Health will continue to work with leadership and staff to respond to the outbreak and protect the health of all residents and staff.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/covid19.