(Mount St. Mary long-term care home)

Island Health has declared that a COVID-19 outbreak at a non-profit long-term care home in Victoria is now over.

Mount St. Mary Hospital no longer has any COVID-19 cases related to the outbreak, which was declared on April 21st.

In the initial outbreak, one resident and one staff member tested positive. Island Health says no further cases were reported, however, the resident passed away.

“The team at Mount St. Mary is to be commended for their exceptional work ensuring the outbreak did not spread further and continuing to provide high-quality care under challenging circumstances,” Island Health said in a statement.

The home is owned and operated by the Marie Esther Society. During the outbreak, visitors were prohibited and restrictions on admissions and staffing were implemented.

With the conclusion of the outbreak, social visits have resumed as of Tuesday. Congregate dining, admissions and transfers have resumed as well.

Island Health says that diligent infection prevention measures will remain in place, as will appropriate use of PPE.

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