Health officials confirm coronavirus case at Abbotsford care home

Jun 17 2020, 3:10 pm

A resident of Tabor Home in Abbotsford has tested positive for COVID-19, officials with Fraser Health confirmed on Wednesday.

In a statement, the health authority said a SWAT team has now been dispatched to the site and communication with residents and families is underway.

As well, “enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site and Fraser Health is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families,” officials said.

The following measures have now been implemented:

  • Staffing levels will be maintained to provide resident care
  • Visitors have been limited to only essential visitors
  • Staff and residents movement in the facility has been restricted
  • Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced
  • Residents, families, and staff are being notified
  • Twice-a-day screening of all staff and residents

“During this time, Fraser Health has additional presence at the site to take any further actions required and support the facility,” the statement said. “This includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.

The affected resident is in self-isolation at their home in long-term care.

Tabor Home is a long-term care facility owned and operated by Tabor Home Society.