Today, Fraser Health is providing the following information about COVID-19 in our region.
Long term care:
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge in White Rock.
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 working closely with Cascade Christian School, an independent school in Chilliwack, to manage a cluster of COVID-19 cases at that location. Seven COVID-19-positive cases have been identified at the school. As a result of this cluster, Cascade Christian School has advised Fraser Health that they will close until February 5 out of an abundance of caution.
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 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.
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