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Staff at two Metro Vancouver care homes test positive for COVID-19

August 16, 2020 - 5:40 PM

VANCOUVER - Staff at two more long-term care homes in Metro Vancouver have tested positive for COVID-19.

A release from Fraser Health says a rapid response team is at the Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey and communication with residents and their families is underway.

The centre is owned and operated by the health authority, which says enhanced infection control measures are in place, including twice daily screenings of staff and residents.

A staff member at Arbutus Care Centre in Vancouver has also tested positive for the illness.

Dr. Rhonda Collins, chief medical officer at Revera, the company that operates the care centre, says they received confirmation of the infection on Friday.

In a releae, she says the centre is working closely with public health officials and staff are being screened before and after each shift, a practice that was already in place.

Collins says residents will also receive their meals in the rooms and all recreational activities have been cancelled during the outbreak.

The most recent update from provincial health officials on Friday said COVID-19 outbreaks were ongoing at seven other long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 16, 2020.

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