COVID-19 outbreak declared at Victoria long-term care home

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Victoria long-term care home
Craigdarroch long-term care home is shown in a Google Street View image.

Island Health says two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Craigdarroch long-term care home in Victoria.

As such, the health authority has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, though it says no residents of the home are experiencing symptoms of the disease.

Both staff members are self-isolating at home and officials are communicating with residents, their families and other staff members.

Island Health says it has put “enhanced control measures” in place and is working with staff at the care home to identify anyone else who many have been exposed.

Admissions and transfers will be restricted during the outbreak, as will social visitors and resident movement in the facility.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue and all staff and residents will be screened twice a day.

COVID-19 testing will also be performed for all staff and residents.

The outbreak comes two days after Island Health declared another outbreak at two houses at Mount St. Mary long-term care facility in Victoria after one resident and a staff member tested positive.

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