Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation in B.C.

COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Hill long-term care facility in Langley declared over

There are no outbreaks in long term care or assisted living facilities in the Fraser Health region

Fraser Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Maple Hill in Langley, a long term care facility owned and operated by Fraser Health.

At this time, there are no further outbreaks in long term care or assisted living facilities in the Fraser Valley region.

A case of COVID-19 at Maple Hill was a patient who was transferred from Mission Memorial Hospital to the facility in mid-June.

All facilities will continue to follow standard infection prevention measures to prevent the reintroduction of COVID-19 into these environments, including an emphasis on enhanced cleaning and monitoring staff and residents for symptoms.

Fraser Health took a number of actions during the outbreak at Maple Hill.

READ MORE: B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

READ MORE: Langley long-term care COVID-19 case was a transfer patient from Mission Hospital

With the support of a rapid response team at the site, Fraser Health implemented enhanced control measures, such as:

· Allowing only essential visitors

· Restricting staff and resident movement in the facility

· Enhancing cleaning and infection control measures

· Communicating with patients, residents, staff and families to address questions and advise on next steps

· Providing twice a day screening of all staff and residents for COVID-19 symptoms.

Fraser Health has also deployed more than 480 people including care staff and 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 each site.

B.C. has recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases as health officials work to curb a number of new exposures, including a new outbreak at the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

As of Friday, B.C. has 207 active confirmed cases with eighteen in hospital. Two people are in intensive care.

Henry announced no new deaths, keeping the total at 189.

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: ryan.uytdewilligen@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

CoronavirusFraser HealthFraser ValleyLangley

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Missing teen who went to Langley mall last seen in Mission

Mother says 17-year-old is diabetic and doesn’t have his insulin

Shopping local in Aldergrove could pay off this month

$600 in prizes available for the people who buy the most local goods

Aldergrove nine year old starts veggie stand to raise money for his first computer

Lochlan Delmaestro has sold $45 worth of herbs and vegetables in just two weeks

White Rock Tritons ‘just happy to get out there’ against real competition

BC Premier Baseball League team returns to field against Langley Blaze, Abbotsford Cardinals

B.C. conservation officers free not-so-wily coyote

Poor pup was found with a glass jar stuck on its head in Maple Ridge

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch first round bye with win

Bandits defeat Guelph 84-70, advance to the CEBL semifinals on Saturday

B.C. doctors, dentists call on province for mandatory mask rule

Open letter says masks should be worn in indoor public spaces, public transportation or in crowds

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Maple Ridge firefighting camp empowers young women

Camp Ignite to take place at Justice Institute on Sunday, Aug. 9

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook has a long tradition of cloning competitive services

B.C. Appeal Court prevents Victoria woman from using the term ‘death midwife’ in her job

Pashta MaryMoon claimed she had been providing “death-care services” for more than 40 years

‘We all have anxieties’: B.C.’s top doctor addresses return-to-school fears amid COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry promises school restart plan safe for B.C. kids

Most Read