Fraser Health Declares Covid-19 Outbreaks Over at Chilliwack General Hospital and Northcrest Care Centre; Declares Covid-19 Outbreak at Maple Ridge Christian School

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

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

Acute:

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over at Chilliwack General Hospital.

With the implementation of comprehensive strategies, there is no longer an outbreak at this site.

Long-term care:

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over at Northcrest Care Centre in Delta.

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 location.

Schools:

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Ridge Christian School, an independent school in Maple Ridge, after 32 COVID-19-positive cases were identified among staff and students.

Maple Ridge Christian School will remain open to in-person instruction for grade six and above while Fraser Health undertakes case and contact management. Fraser Health is collaborating with the school as part of the outbreak response.

In a school environment, if a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Fraser Health Public Health follows a rigorous protocol:

·         Contact tracing is initiated to determine how the individual was infected and who they were in close contact with in order to advise for self-monitoring or isolation.

·         Public Health staff works closely with the school throughout the case and contact management process to maintain close communication with the school community.

For more information about COVID-19 school exposures in the Fraser Health region, please visit fraserhealth.ca/schoolexposures.

Everyone ages 12 and over is eligible to register for and receive their COVID-19 immunization. Register at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated and be part of COVID-19 immunity in your community.

It is critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to 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

 

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