Staff member at Burnaby seniors home tests positive for coronavirus

Aug 7 2020, 3:44 pm

A staff member at Derby Manor in Burnaby has tested positive for COVID-19, Fraser Health officials confirmed on Friday.

According to Fraser Health, the staff member worked only in the independent living building and is currently in self-isolation at their home.

In the meantime, health officials said a “rapid response team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway.”

Enhanced control measures have also been put in place at the site, and Fraser Health said it is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed, and taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.

As part of its response, Fraser Health said measures include:

  • Maintaining staffing levels to provide resident care;
  • Restricting visitors throughout the facility;
  • Restricting┬ámovement of staff and residents in the facility;
  • Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures
  • Notifying residents, family, and staff;
  • Twice a day screening of all staff and residents.

During this time, Fraser Health said it has “additional presence at the site to take any further actions required and support the facility.”

This, the health authority said, “includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.”

Derby Manor is owned and operated by George Derby Care Society. The facility provides independent living in a separate building on a campus of care that also includes a long term care facility. The outbreak is limited to the independent living building.

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