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Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over at Baillie House in Maple Ridge.

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.

Fraser Health is declaring a COVID-19 outbreak at KinVillage in South Delta. Three staff members at KinVillage have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is confined to the long term care building, and is not connected to the outbreak that was declared on January 3 in the assisted living building.

KinVillage is a long term care, assisted living, independent living, and seniors supportive housing campus of care that is owned and operated by KinVillage Association. The staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes. 

Fraser Health has worked with the site to support the implementation of enhanced control measures. Fraser Health is also working with the site to identify anyone who may have been exposed, and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, clients, 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 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, in partnership with long term care and assisted living facilities, implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in these 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.

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.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Fraser Health Media Line: 604-613-0794

media@fraserhealth.ca


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