Over 100 COVID-19 cases reported at Abbotsford long-term care home

Nov 18 2020, 8:30 pm

A long-term care home in Abbotsford has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 after more than 100 residents and staff members contracted the virus.

In an update on its website, Tabor Home said that 59 residents and 42 staff members had tested positive as of November 16.

There are 118 beds at the facility.

“This is a sad reality for many and we know and feel the weight of this deeply, just as we know you all do as well,” said Executive Director Dan Levitt.

The home held a 24-hour day of prayer from midnight on November 17.

According to the update, many staff had been asymptomatic and were shocked when they tested positive.

Tabor Home says it has implemented several measures to stop the spread of the virus, including restricting movement around the facility, enhancing cleaning practices, and screening staff and residents for symptoms twice a day and testing once a week.

With the exception of end-of-life visits, guests will not be allowed at the facility.

Tabor Home is part of Tabor Village, a not-for-profit Christian society specializing in care for older adults.

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