Five coronavirus outbreaks in Fraser Valley have now been declared over, according to health officials.
On Tuesday, Fraser Health said in a statement that the COVID-19 outbreaks at Chartwell Willow Retirement Community, Eden Care Centre, The Cedars, Worthington Pavilion Long Term Care, and acquired brain injury unit at The Residence at Clayton Heights are now over.
“With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at these sites,” said Fraser Health.
Chartwell Willow Retirement Community is a long-term care, assisted living, and independent living community in Maple Ridge. Eden Care Centre, provides long-term care services in Chilliwack. The Cedars is an assisted living and independent living facility in Mission. The Residence at Clayton Heights supports long-term care and acquired brain injury residents in Surrey. Worthington Pavilion Long Term Care provides long-term care in Abbotsford.
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Fraser Health said that in an effort “to support these contracted and independent service providers,” it took a number of actions during their outbreaks. These measures, the health authority said, included the following:
- Allowing only essential visitors
- Restricting staff and resident movement in the facility
- Enhancing cleaning and infection control measures
- Communicating with patients, residents, staff, and families to address questions and advise on next steps
- Providing twice a day screening of all staff and residents for COVID-19 symptoms
During her daily update on Tuesday, Provincial Health Officer said that just four new cases of COVID-19 had been detected in the past 24 hours, and there were no additional deaths to report.