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COVID-19 outbreak reported at Kelowna retirement home, one death linked

FILE PHOTO - Sandalwood Retirement Resort in Kelowna
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April 23, 2021 - 12:45 PM

Interior Health has announced an COVID-19 outbreak at a Kelowna retirement resort. 

Ten residents and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 in relation to the outbreak at Sandalwood Retirement Resort. One person has died from their illness, according to Interior Health's press release.

Contact tracing is underway and anyone in close contact with these individuals is provided with direction on self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms. Additional testing is being conducted, according to the health authority.

Sandalwood Retirement Resort is an independent living residence operated by Regency Resorts.

The health authority's communicable disease specialists and a clinical operations team is monitoring the situation. Additional infection control measures have been implemented. IH is providing other resources as required to stop the transmission of the virus, according to the press release.

To protect the safety of the resort's residents, outbreak protocols are in place including a pause in all visits at this site.

Everyone in all communities should remain vigilant in following COVID-19 precautions including: staying to household bubbles, staying home if you're sick, getting tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, following social distancing measures, washing your hands and avoiding non-essential travel.

COVID-19 tests can be booked online, or by calling 1-877-740-7747.


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