Today, Fraser Health is sharing the following information about COVID-19 in our region.
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Queen’s Park Care Centre in New Westminster after evidence of transmission in the rehabilitation unit.
Nine patients have tested positive for COVID-19 as part of this outbreak. The outbreak is limited to one unit, which will continue to accommodate new patients as space and resources allow.
Upon declaring the outbreak, Fraser Health immediately implemented precautions at the site, including enhanced cleaning as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.
Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, families of patients who are unable to share this information have been informed.
Fraser Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks over at Chartwell Carlton Gardens in Burnaby, Kinsmen Lodge in Surrey, Amica White Rock in South Surrey, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge in Surrey, Maple Ridge Seniors Village in Maple Ridge, and Kiwanis Care Centre in New Westminster.
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 these locations.
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Lakeshore Care Centre in Coquitlam. Twelve residents and three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
Lakeshore Care Centre is a long-term care facility that is owned and operated by The Care Group. The residents and staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes.
Fraser Health has worked with the sites to support the implementation of enhanced control measures. Fraser Health is also working with the sites 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 worked with the sites to proactively implement the following measures:
- Staffing levels are being supported to maintain resident care.
- Social visits are restricted in the affected areas of the facility. Essential visits can continue.
- Staff and residents movement in the affected areas of the facility has been modified to minimize exposure to others.
- Cleaning and infection control measures have been further enhanced.
- Residents, families and staff are being notified.
- Twice a day screening of all staff and residents is taking place.
- Additional testing and screening is in place to support monitoring of disease control.
During this time, Fraser Health has additional presence at the sites to take any further actions required and 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, 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.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.
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