Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at Glenwood Seniors Community and Fraser Regional Correctional Centre

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Glenwood Seniors Community in Agassiz. Two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

January 27, 2021 

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at Glenwood Seniors Community and Fraser Regional Correctional Centre

SURREY – Today, Fraser Health is providing the following information regarding COVID-19 in our region:

Long term care and assisted living:

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Glenwood Seniors Community in Agassiz. Two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Glenwood Seniors Community is a long term care facility that is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living. The staff members are currently self-isolating at their homes.

Fraser Health has worked with the site to support the implementation of enhanced control measures. Fraser Health is also working with the site to identify anyone who may have been exposed, and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.

Fraser Health has worked with the site to proactively implement the following measures:

·       Staffing levels are being supported to maintain resident care.

·       Visitors are restricted throughout the facility.

·       Staff and residents movement in the facility has been restricted.

·       Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced.

·       Residents, families and staff are being notified.

·       Twice a day screening of all staff and residents is taking place.

During this time, Fraser Health has additional presence at the site to take any further actions required and support the facility. This includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.

Fraser Health has, in partnership with long term care and assisted living facilities, implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in these facilities. In addition, Fraser Health has also deployed care staff and our rapid-response 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 sites with outbreaks. Through these teams, sites are also connected with emergency supplies and support strategies around additional personnel if needed.

Community:

Fraser Health has declared an outbreak at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge.

 Nine individuals in custody and two staff members at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre have tested positive for COVID-19.

Fraser Health is working with BC Corrections and Provincial Health Services Authority infection control to support the site and manage the outbreak. In addition, we are actively following up with any individuals who had contact with the individuals in custody at this location who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Fraser Health Public Health is working with BC Corrections and the Provincial Health Services Authority to identify any individuals who may have had contact with any of the individuals in custody who tested positive. Following provincial health guidelines, Public Health will contact these individuals directly to determine if they are symptomatic and that appropriate self-isolation measures are being taken.

At this time, it is critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. Please don’t wait, and book or drop by one of our collection centres which are operated in partnership with local Divisions of Family Practice. People living in the Fraser Health region can find information about test collection centres by visiting Fraser Health’s website.

To book a COVID-19 testing appointment, complete a COVID-19 test booking form.

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