Island Health on Tuesday declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Oyster Harbour long-term care home in Ladysmith.
The health authority says the outbreak, which is currently limited to the Sea Haven unit, was triggered after two residents and one staff member tested positive for the virus.
Residents, families and staff are being informed of the outbreak, Island Health says.
As a result of the declaration, Island Health says it has implemented a series of protocols at the facility which include no admissions or transfers to affected units, limited staff movement, no congregate dining or group activities for residents of affected units, enhanced screening of all staff and residents for symptoms.
Oyster Harbour is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living.