Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over in the long term care area at Queen’s Park Care Centre in New Westminster. With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases in long term care at this location.
Fraser Health has declared an outbreak at Queen’s Park Care Centre after evidence of transmission in a rehabilitation unit. Eight patients at Queen’s Park Care Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. This outbreak is limited to the rehabilitation unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions. At this time, it does not appear that the cases in the long term care unit and the rehabilitation unit are connected, and the units operate separately.
Queen’s Park Care Centre is an acute and long term care facility in New Westminster that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. Upon declaring the outbreak, Fraser Health immediately implemented precautions, including enhanced cleaning, as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.
Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, have informed the families of patients who are unable to share this information.
At this time, it is critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. Please don’t wait, and book or drop by one of our collection centres which are operated in partnership with local Divisions of Family Practice. People living in the Fraser Health region can find information about test collection centres by visiting Fraser Health’s website.
To book a COVID-19 testing appointment, complete a COVID-19 test booking form.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.
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