Information Bulletin

Fraser Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks over at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village and in a Medicine unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital. With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities and acute sites, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at these locations.

Rosemary Heights Seniors Village is an independent living, assisted living, and long term care facility in Surrey owned and operated by Retirement Concepts.

Fraser Health is also providing updated information on COVID-19 outbreaks in long term care and community settings:

Long term care:

A staff member at Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion is a long term care facility in White Rock that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. A Fraser Health rapid response team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway. The staff member is currently in self-isolation at their home.

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 at the site:

  • 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 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.

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. 

Community:
Fraser Health Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Platinum Athletic Club, a fitness centre located at 7653 King George Blvd., Surrey after finding evidence of COVID-19 transmission among staff and patrons at this location.

To date, 42 people who recently worked at or attended the fitness centre have tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who has attended the fitness centre from October 21 to November 7 must self-isolate for 14 days from last attendance at the site. 

The site has been inspected by Fraser Health and we are working with the facility to strengthen their COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

The site voluntarily closed on November 7 and will remain closed until Fraser Health completes contact tracing and follow-up site inspections and determines that the business has adequate COVID-19 mitigation strategies in place to decrease the risk of future transmission of COVID-19 at that location.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19

For media inquiries, please contact:

Fraser Health Media Line: 604-613-0794

media@fraserhealth.ca


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