January 17, 2022
SURREY – Today, Fraser Health is sharing the following information about COVID-19 in our region.
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over at Royal Columbian Hospital.
With the implementation of comprehensive strategies, there is no longer an outbreak at this site.
Fraser Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks over at The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack, and Glenwood Care Centre in Agassiz.
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 these locations.
Fraser Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at The Mayfair Senior Living + Care in Abbotsford, and MSA Manor in Abbotsford.
Eight residents and four staff members at The Mayfair Senior Living + Care, and nine residents and three staff members at MSA Manor have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Mayfair Senior Living + Care is a long-term care facility that is owned and operated by The Care Group. MSA Manor is a long-term care facility that is owned and operated by Maplewood Care Society. The residents and staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes.
Fraser Health has worked with the sites to support the implementation of enhanced control measures. Fraser Health is also working with the sites 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 sites to proactively implement the following measures:
- Staffing levels are being supported to maintain resident care.
- Social visits are restricted in the affected areas of the facility. Essential visits can continue.
- Staff and residents movement in the affected areas of the facility has been modified to minimize exposure to others.
- Cleaning and infection control measures have been further enhanced.
- Residents, families and staff are being notified.
- Twice a day screening of all staff and residents is taking place.
- Additional testing and screening is in place to support monitoring of disease control.
During this time, Fraser Health has additional presence at the sites to take any further actions required and support each 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.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.