A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a Port Moody long-term care home after a staff member and a resident tested positive for the disease.
The outbreak was announced today, Monday, Jan. 18 for Eagle Ridge Manor, which is located adjacent to Eagle Ridge Hospital.
Both the staff and the resident are in self-isolation, according to the health authority.
Eagle Ridge Manor is a 65-bed long-term care facility that is owned and operated by Fraser Health.
Measures are in place to contain the virus, according to a press release, including enhanced control measures, contact tracing to identify anyone who may have been exposed and other steps to protect staff, residents and families.
In addition, Fraser Health has implemented the following measures at the site:
ª Staffing levels are being supported to maintain resident care.
• Visitors are restricted throughout the facility.
• Staff and residents movement in the facility has been restricted.
• Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced.
• Residents, families and staff are being notified.
• Twice a day screening of all staff and residents is taking place.
Fraser Health is currently on site and will provide further actions as necessary. According to the press release, this includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.
As of last week, two other long-term care facilities in the Tri-Cities were battling an outbreak.
The Madison in Coquitlam reported including 11 residents and two staff testing positive for COVID-19 and two residents who succumbed to the virus.
At Nicola Lodge in Port Coquitlam, the case total had risen to 51, including 32 residents and 19 staff. Four residents have died due to the coronavirus at the facility.