(Sunset Lodge)

Island Health has announced the COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home is now over. 

On August 27th, three staff members tested positive for COVID-19. In total, 15 staff and 21 residents tested positive for the virus as a result of the outbreak. 

Unfortunately, the outbreak also resulted in six resident deaths. 

Island Health has implemented several strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living, and licensed facilities.

Recent rounds of follow-up testing for residents and staff of Sunset Lodge have resulted in negative COVID-19 tests. 

As a result of the outbreak being declared over, the following will occur at Sunset Lodge:

  • Extensive cleaning, as part of standard end-of-outbreak protocols
  • Social visits will resume on the first and second floor on September 17th
  • Social visits will resume on the third floor on September 20th
  • Admissions and transfers will resume on September 20th
  • Resident movement around the home will resume
  • Diligent infection prevention measures and appropriate use of personal protective equipment will continue

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