May 21, 2020
SURREY – Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Dufferin Care Centre. With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this site. Dufferin Care Centre is a long term care facility located in Coquitlam and is owned by Retirement Concepts.
Fraser Health had not declared any new outbreaks in care facilities since May 1, 2020, until May 19 when we declared a new outbreak at The Cedars, an assisted living and independent living facility in Mission owned by the Mission Association for Seniors Housing. A resident has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation in their home in assisted living.
To support this contracted service provider, Fraser Health is taking a number of actions to support the site during their outbreak. With the support of a SWAT team, Fraser Health has implemented enhanced control measures, such as:
- Allowing only essential visitors
- Restricting staff and resident movement in the facility
- Enhancing cleaning and infection control measures
- Communicating with patients, residents, staff and families to address questions and advise on next steps
- Providing twice a day screening of all staff and residents for COVID-19 symptoms.
Fraser Health has deployed more than 200 people as part of SWAT teams which include clinical nurse educators, infection prevention and control experts, screeners, and patient care quality officers supporting with communication to families and assessing symptoms at the site. Through these teams, sites are also connected with emergency supplies and additional personnel if needed.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.