Discovery Harbour long term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a second long term care facility on Vancouver Island as of November 19.

According to Island Health, one staff member at Discovery Harbour long-term care home in Campbell River has tested positive for the virus.

The staff member who tested positive is self-isolating at home, and the outbreak is limited to one neighbourhood within the facility.

The health authority says that no residents within the care facility, which is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living, is showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

All admissions, transfers and visitations to the site have been stopped and enhanced control measures have been implemented.

The Discovery Harbour facility is the second long term care home on Vancouver Island to ever have an outbreak of COVID-19.

A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Tsawaayuuss Rainbow Gardens long-term care home in Port Alberni on November 16 after one staff member there tested positive.

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