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Island Health COVID-19 outbreak updates

Updated on: March 1, 2022

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Outbreaks:

Berwick House Gordon Head long-term care home in Victoria – Brio unit

Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the Brio unit.

Berwick House is owned and operated by Berwick Retirement Communities.

The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home in Victoria – 6th floor, west wing

Six resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the west wing on the 6th floor.

The Heights at Mt. View is owned and operated by Baptist Housing.

Greenwoods long-term care home on Salt Spring Island

Seventeen resident cases and five staff cases have been identified related to this outbreak.

Greenwoods is owned and operated by Greenwoods Eldercare Society.

The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

Sidney Care Home long-term care home in Sidney

Three resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak.
Sidney Care Home is owned and operated by The Care Group.
The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

Nanaimo Seniors Village long-term care home

Six resident cases and one staff case have been identified related to this outbreak.

Nanaimo Seniors Village is owned and operated by West Coast Seniors Housing Management.

Chemainus Health Care Centre long-term care – Harbour Side unit

Two resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is only for the Harbour Side unit.

The Chemainus Health Care Centre is not affected by this outbreak and people should not avoid seeking care if they need it.

Chemainus Health Care Centre long-term care is owned and operated by Island Health.

Selkirk Seniors Village long-term care in Victoria – 4th floor Dayton unit

Two resident cases has been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the 4th floor Dayton unit.

Selkirk Seniors Village is owned and operated by West Coast Seniors Housing Management.

The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

Berwick on the Lake long-term care in Nanaimo

Two resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is only for the long-term care unit at Berwick.

Berwick on the Lake is owned and operated by Berwick Retirement Communities.

Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens long-term care home in Port Alberni

One resident case has been identified related to this outbreak.

The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – 5th floor general medicine unit
Five patient cases have been identified related to this outbreak.
The outbreak declaration is limited to the 5th floor and no other areas of the hospital are affected by this outbreak declaration. NRGH remains a safe place to attend and people should not avoid seeking emergency care, should they need it.

The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

Parkwood Court long-term care home in Victoria

Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is for the first and second floor at this time.

Parkwood Court is owned and operated by Revera.

Sunrise of Victoria long-term care home in Victoria

One resident case has been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the second floor at this time.

Sunrise of Victoria is owned and operated by Sunrise Senior Living.

Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Victoria

Eleven resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the third floor of the home at this time.
Sunset Lodge is owned and operated by Salvation Army.

The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

In general, the following outbreak response protocols have been implemented at the sites:

  • No admissions or transfers to affected units;
  • Essential visits can continue in outbreak units and sites;
  • Staff movement will be limited wherever possible;
  • No congregate dining or group activities for residents of affected units;
  • Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue;
  • Residents, families and staff are being notified;
  • Enhanced screening of all staff and residents for symptoms;
  • COVID-19 testing as determined by the Medical Health Officer and Infection Prevention and Control.

During this time, Island Health will support the sites to take any further actions required and answer questions from staff, residents and family members.

Island Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living and licensed care facilities. 

For more information about COVID-19, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/covid19.
 

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