Outbreak declared at Craigdarroch seniors home after two staff test positive

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Craigdarroch long-term care home in Victoria, after two staff members tested positive for the virus.

Both staff are isolating at home. Testing will be done for all staff and residents. As of Thursday morning, no residents were experiencing symptoms.

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The seniors home and health authority are speaking with families.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place. Island Health says it is working with Craigdarroch administration and staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed.

Admissions and transfers will be restricted while the outbreak is in effect. Social visitors are currently restricted and resident movement in the facility has been curtailed.

Craigdarroch Care Home is a long-term care home owned and operated by Trillium Communities.

There is also an outbreak in two of 16 residential houses at Mount St. Mary Hospital in Victoria and an outbreak Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo.

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

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