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Today, Fraser Health is sharing the following information about COVID-19 exposures and outbreaks in our region:

School exposure:

Fraser Health continues to work closely with Garibaldi Secondary School to manage a COVID-19 exposure that occurred on January 18th and 19th.

The school case was confirmed by Public Health to be infected with the United Kingdom variant, or type, of COVID-19. However, Public Health has found no evidence of spread to other staff and students.

All confirmatory tests for the 87 staff and students tested for COVID-19 came back negative for the virus.

In a school environment, if a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Fraser Health Public Health follows a rigorous protocol:

  • Contact tracing is initiated to determine how the individual was infected and who they were in close contact with in order to advise for self-monitoring or isolation.

  • Public Health staff works closely with the school and school district throughout the case and contact management process to maintain close communication with the school community.

For more information about COVID-19 school exposures in the Fraser Health region, please visit fraserhealth.ca/schoolexposures.

Long term care:

Two staff members at Mountain View Manor have tested positive for COVID-19. Fraser Health has declared an outbreak at the site.

Mountain View Manor in Delta is a long-term care facility that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. The staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes.

Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site. Fraser Health is working 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 measures at the site:

  • Staffing levels are being supported to maintain 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 is taking place.

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 and assisted living facilities. In addition, Fraser Health has also deployed 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 support strategies around additional personnel if needed.

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.

 

For media inquiries, please contact:

Fraser Health Media Line: 604-613-0794

media@fraserhealth.ca


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