Fourth North Okanagan Nursing Home Exposed to COVID-19 – Summerland Review

Another Vernon care home has been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

Interior Health is currently investigating exposure to COVID-19 at Creekside Landing Assisted Living.

“No epidemic has been declared for the moment,” said the health authority.

A family member, whose father resides at home, said two staff members tested positive.

“No resident has been tested because they are monitoring symptoms,” she told the Morning Star.

A letter to families dated December 29 says the facility has once again restricted visitors in an effort to reduce risk.

“We’ve had exposure to COVID-19 to assisted living and long-term care residents, so the first thing we do is close the doors, in this case,” assisted living coordinator Diane said. Cameron in the letter. “As of this writing, we have not had any confirmed cases among the residents of the building and we hope we can continue to do so. However, we are preparing for an outbreak. “

But the exhibit likely took place around Christmas, as families were not allowed to visit on December 27.

In the meantime, this is the fourth exhibition in less than a week at the retirement homes of Vernon.

Only one Hamlets staff member tested positive, according to an exhibit notice sent on December 29.

One staff member and five residents tested positive at Noric House on December 28.

Heritage Square is now reporting 19 cases (12 residents and 7 staff). This establishment’s first exposure notice was on December 27 with 10 cases, but Interior Health updated the increase on December 30.


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