A resident of George Derby Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. A Fraser Health rapid response team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway. The resident is currently in self-isolation at the facility.
George Derby Centre is owned and operated by George Derby Care Society. The facility provides long term care in a separate building on a campus of care that also includes Derby Manor, an independent living facility. This outbreak is limited to the long term care building. Currently, there is no evidence that the outbreaks at Derby Manor and George Derby Centre are linked. The staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the outbreak at Derby Manor announced earlier today did not work at George Derby Centre.
Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site. Fraser Health is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.
Fraser Health has proactively implemented the following:
- Staffing levels will be maintained to provide resident care.
- Visitors are restricted throughout the facility.
- Staff and resident movement in the facility has been restricted.
- Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced.
- Residents, families and staff are being notified.
- Twice a day screening of all staff and residents.
During this time, Fraser Health has additional presence at the site to take any further actions required and to support the facility. This includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.
Fraser Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long term care, assisted living and independent living facilities. In addition, Fraser Health has also deployed more than 480 people including care staff and our rapid-response teams which include clinical nurse educators, infection prevention and control experts, screeners, and patient care quality officers supporting with communication to families and assessing symptoms at the site. Through these teams, sites are also connected with emergency supplies and additional personnel if needed.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.
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