Amica at Douglas House (dignified.ca)

Island Health has declared an COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home in Victoria.

In a news release Tuesday, the health authority said two staff members at the Amica Douglas House have tested positive for COVID-19 and so far, no residents are experiencing symptoms.

The outbreak has been contained to the second floor and Island Health said it is communicating with residents, family and staff.

Island Health said it is working to support Amica Douglas House, which is owned and operated by Amica Senior Lifestyles.

Enhance safety measures have been implemented, which include:

  • No admissions or transfers to the second floor
  • Visitation on the second floor is limited to essential visits only
  • Staff movement will be limited
  • No congregate dining or group activities
  • Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue
  • Residents, families and staff are being notified

Staff and residents will continue to be screened for COVID-19 twice a day.

As of this publication, the outbreak at Amica Douglas House is currently the only active outbreak at a health-care facility in the Island Health region.

 

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