A resident of Tabor Home in Abbotsford has tested positive for COVID-19. A Fraser Health SWAT team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway.
Tabor Home is a long term care facility owned and operated by Tabor Home Society. The resident is in self-isolation at their home in long term care.
Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site and 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 have been limited to only essential visitors.
- Staff and residents 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 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.
The outbreak at Tabor Home and the Maple Hill long-term care facility outbreak announced yesterday both connect to an outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital. At this time, the emergency department at the hospital remains open for urgent and emergent care only. Enhanced precautions were implemented immediately at the site, as well as contact tracing.
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 SWAT 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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