(Victoria Chinatown Care Foundation/Facebook)

Island Health has announced the COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre long-term care home is now over. 

On September 19th, two residents tested positive for COVID-19. No other cases in residents or staff members were identified.

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

As a result of the outbreak being declared over, the following will occur at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre:

  • Extensive cleaning, as part of standard end-of-outbreak protocols commenced October 6th
  • Pre-planned visitors and outings will resume October 12th
  • Admissions and transfers will resume October 12th
  • Resident movement around the home will resume
  • Diligent infection prevention measures and appropriate use of personal protective equipment for staff and visitors will continue.

There are currently 16 active outbreaks at long-term care, acute care and assisted or independent living facilities in the province.

There are currently no health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.

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