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Outbreak declared over at Vernon retirement residence

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February 22, 2021 - 2:06 PM

The COVID-19 outbreak at Carrington Place Retirement Residence in Vernon was declared over today, Feb. 22

Interior Health declared the outbreak on Feb. 10, and in the end only one resident and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 throughout.

“It is great news to declare another COVID-19 outbreak over, especially one with minimal transmission,” Dr. Albert de Villiers, the chief medical health officer for Interior Health, said in a press release. “We are also really seeing the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccination, which is protecting more of our most vulnerable members of our communities.”

All residents at this care home have been offered the COVID-19 vaccine.

Carrington Place is a combined assisted living and independent living residence privately operated by Chartwell.

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