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COVID-19 outbreak declared at long-term care facility, Village by the Station in Penticton

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November 15, 2020 - 5:04 PM

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at The Village by the Station long-term care home.

"One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19," Interior Health officials said in a press release declaring the outbreak Nov. 15. 

"No residents are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. IH will continue to monitor the situation, while implementing additional infection control and preventive measures."

To protect the safety of all residents, outbreak protocols have been implemented in the affected units including a temporary pause in visits.

IH public health is directly contacting anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 to ensure they are also taking appropriate precautions (self-isolation or monitoring) as required.

To date, no long-term care residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at any homes in IH.

The Village by the Station is privately owned and operated with 100 publicly funded long-term care beds.

Of the 768 COVID-19 cases recorded in the Interior Health Region since January, Kamloops, including Sun Peaks, Barriere and Logan Lake,  had 111 cases. The Central Okanagan had 409 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in January.  Vernon had 43 cases, Penticton 27 and all the Kootenay regions combined had 80.

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