Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over at Normanna in Burnaby. With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this location.
Normanna is a long term care facility in Burnaby that is owned and operated by the Norwegian Old People’s Home Association.
Fraser Health is also providing updated information on COVID-19 outbreaks in long term care and acute settings:
Long term care:
A resident at Menno Home and two staff members at Cottage-Worthington Pavilion have tested positive for COVID-19. Menno Home is a long term care facility in Abbotsford that is owned and operated by the Mennonite Benevolent Society. Cottage-Worthington Pavilion is a long term care facility in Abbotsford that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. A Fraser Health rapid response team is at the sites and communication with residents and families is underway. The resident and two staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes.
Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the sites. 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 at the sites:
- Staffing levels will be maintained to provide resident care.
- Visitors are restricted throughout the facility.
- 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 sites 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.
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 sites with outbreaks. Through these teams, sites are also connected with emergency supplies and additional personnel if needed.
Fraser Health has declared an outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital after evidence of transmission in a Medicine unit. One patient at Surrey Memorial Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is limited to one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions.
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.
The emergency department at Surrey Memorial Hospital remains open and there has been no impact to any other areas of Surrey Memorial Hospital.
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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