A COVID-19 outbreak at a Greater Victoria care centre has been declared over by Island Health.
The outbreak at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre was first declared Sept. 19
Since then, only two residents tested positive for COVID-19 — no other cases in any staff or residents were identified since the onset of the outbreak.
Recent follow-up tests have shown that all residents and staff are now negative for the disease and the outbreak has been declared over.
“The team at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre is to be commended for their diligent work managing this outbreak, and continuing to provide high quality, compassionate care throughout,” reads a statement from Island Health.
“Upon declaring the outbreak, Island Health took immediate action to support Victoria Chinatown Care Centre in its response to protect the health of all residents and staff.”
Island Health said now that the outbreak is over, staff will take the following measures:
- Extensive cleaning, as part of standard end-of-outbreak protocols commenced October 6;
- Pre-planned visitors and outings will resume October 12;
- Admissions and transfers will resume October 12;
- Resident movement around the home will resume;
- Diligent infection prevention measures and appropriate use of personal protective equipment for staff and visitors will continue.
Victoria Chinatown Care Centre is owned and operated by the Victoria Chinatown Care Society