Staff member diagnosed with coronavirus at Fraser Heath long-term care centre

Aug 22 2020, 10:19 pm

A staff member at a long-term care home has tested positive for COVID-19 in Abbotsford.

According to a release from Fraser Health, a staff member at MSA Manor, located at 2510 Gladwin Road, has tested positive for coronavirus. A rapid response team is reportedly on site and communication with residents and their families is ongoing.

The staff member is currently self-isolating at home, the release said.

MSA Manor is a long term care facility in Abbotsford owned and operated by Maplewood Care Society. According to Fraser Health, there are 34 long-term care beds at the facility, and all rooms are single occupancy.

The health agency is working to identify anyone who may have been exposed and says it is taking steps to protect the health of all employees, residents, and families.

Staffing levels will be maintained to continue to provide care to residents, though visitors are restricted throughout the facility, as is the movement of staff and residents within. Both groups will also be screened twice a day for coronavirus symptoms.

Fraser Health has dedicated people who are remaining on scene to address quality, answer questions, and monitor the workers and residents.

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