A resident at Chartwell Langley Gardens, a resident at Peace Portal Seniors Village, and a staff member at The Harrison at Elim Village have tested positive for COVID-19.
Fraser Health has declared outbreaks at these locations, and a rapid response team is at each site. Communication with residents and families is underway. The two residents and one staff member are currently in self-isolation at their homes.
Chartwell Langley Gardens is an independent living, assisted living, and long term care site in Langley that is owned and operated by Chartwell Retirement Residences. The case in this location resides in long term care. The Harrison at Elim Village is a long term care site in Surrey that is operated by Elim Christian Care Society. Peace Portal Seniors Village is a long term care facility in Surrey that is owned and operated by Retirement Concepts.
Enhanced control measures have been put in place at each 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 at each site:
- 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 each site to take any further actions required and to support each 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.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.
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