Staff member at Delta care home tests positive for coronavirus

Sep 4 2020, 11:18 am

Officials with Fraser Health confirmed today that a staff member at a long-term care home in Delta has tested positive for coronavirus.

Fraser Health said the care home, KinVillage, is a long-term care, assisted living, independent living, and seniors supportive housing campus of care in Delta that is owned and operated by KinVillage Association.

The outbreak is confined to the assisted living building.

In a release, Fraser Health said a rapid response team is at the site and “communication with residents and families is underway.”

The staff member is currently in self-isolation at their home.

Health officials are also 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.

As part of its response, Fraser Health said it has also implemented the following:

  • Staffing levels will be maintained to provide resident care;
  • Visitors are restricted throughout the facility;
  • 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 health authority 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.”

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