Island Health declared COVID-19 outbreaks at five long-term care homes this week.
According to the health authority, the following long-term care homes have been affected:
The Nanaimo Seniors Village long-term care home has had six residents and one staff member test positive.
The Slugget House long-term care home in Brentwood Bay has had four residents and one staff member test positive.
The Island View Place Care long-term care home in Saanichton has had two residents test positive.
The outbreak declaration is limited to the 2nd floor of the site.
The Glacier View Lodge long-term care home in Courtenay has had eight residents test positive.
The outbreak declaration is limited to the Rose unit, wings 3 and 4.
The Sunridge Place long-term care home in Duncan has had fifteen residents test positive.
The outbreak declaration is limited to the 2nd floor.
The cases have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow-up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.
The following outbreak response protocols have been implemented at sites:
- Essential visits and single designated visitor visits will continue
- No congregate dining or group activities
- Staff movement will be limited wherever possible
- Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue
- Patients, families and staff are being notified
- Enhanced screening of all staff and patients for symptoms
In addition to the new outbreaks, Island Health said the outbreaks at The Summit, Eagle Ridge Manor, Fir Park Village, Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Glenwarren Lodge have been declared over.
At the time of publication, there are currently twenty six COVID-19 health care outbreaks on Vancouver Island.