Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at six long term care homes

Nov 14 2020, 6:13 pm

Fraser Health has declared new COVID-19 outbreaks at six long term care facilities in four cities.

The outbreaks were announced in press releases issued by Fraser Health, and affect facilities in Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, and White Rock.

Outbreaks were declared at Chartwell Langley Gardens, Peace Portal Seniors Village, and The Harrison at Elim Village November 10.

Chartwell Langley Gardens is in Langley, and Peace Portal and The Harrison are both in Surrey.

One long term care resident at Chartwell Langley Gardens has tested positive for the virus, as has one resident at Peace Portal. One staff member at The Harrison has tested positive.

All three are in self-isolation, Fraser Health says.

Enhanced control measures have been put in place at each facility, including restricting visitors, enhancing cleaning and control measures, and screening of all staff and residents twice a day.

Outbreaks were declared at Dania Home and Finnish Manor in Burnaby on November 11.

Fraser Health says two staff members at Dania Home and one resident of Finnish Manor have tested positive for COVID-19.

They are all in self-isolation, and a rapid response team has been sent to each facility.

An outbreak was declared at Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion in White Rock on November 13.

One staff member has tested positive and is in self-isolation, Fraser Health said.

They have proactively implemented health and safety measures at the facility, and are working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed.

BC announced 617 new COVID-19 cases on November 13, with 424 in the Fraser Health Region.

It’s the highest single-day count of cases the province has seen t=since the pandemic began.

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