COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Campbell River long-term care home

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Campbell River long-term care home
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A COVID-19 outbreak at Discovery Harbour, a long-term care home in Campbell River, has been declared over by Island Health.

The outbreak was declared on Aug. 4 after three staff members tested positive for the disease. No residents of the facility tested positive throughout the outbreak.

Social visits at Discovery Harbour can resume as of Thursday along with admissions and transfers and resident movement between facility neighbourhoods.

Island Health says it will continue “diligent” infection prevention measures and use of personal protective equipment.

There are 10 other COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in B.C., including Nicola Meadows (Interior Health), Kin Village West Court, Evergreen Baptist Care Society (Fraser Health), Village at Mill Creek – second floor, Nelson Jubilee Manor, Kootenay Street Village, Cottonwoods Care Centre and Brookhaven Care Centre (Interior Health).

The province recently announced that it will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all workers in long-term care and assisted living facilities. All unvaccinated workers are expected to be fully immunized by Oct. 12, and until then, will undergo regular testing and have to use additional personal protective equipment.

Cases have been on the rise in British Columbia and on Wednesday, the province reported 553 new cases, 38 of which were in Island Health.

There are currently 3,834 active cases — including 220 active cases in Island Health — and 81 people in hospital, 29 of whom are in intensive care.


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