Coronavirus outbreak at Lynn Valley Care Centre declared over: VCH

May 5 2020, 3:10 pm

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver has been declared over.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) confirmed the news with Daily Hive, saying that “outbreak restrictions have now been lifted.”

“A Medical Health Officer declares a long-term care facility outbreak over when there have been two incubation periods — 28 days — since the last day any case in the facility was infectious, and without any new cases identified,” explains Matt Kieltyka, spokesperson for VCH.

The outbreak was first declared on March 6, 2020.

Since then, there were 76 confirmed coronavirus cases among residents and staff, as well as 20 resident deaths.

“A VCH Medical Health Officer led the response and worked closely with other VCH leaders and facility staff to ensure appropriate precautions were in place for the safety of everyone at Lynn Valley,” says Kieltyka.

“While the outbreak has been declared over, Lynn Valley will continue to have the same preventive measures in place as all long-term care facilities in BC during the COVID-19 pandemic.”