New COVID-19 outbreak declared in Burnaby

A new COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a Burnaby care home as part of several regional outbreaks.

Individual staff members at Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion, Laurel Place, and Fair Haven Homes Burnaby Lodge have tested positive for COVID-19.

Fraser Health has declared outbreaks at these locations, and a rapid response team is at each site,” said Fraser Health. “Communication with residents and families is underway. The three staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes.”

Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion is a long-term care facility in White Rock that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. Laurel Place is a long-term care facility in Surrey that is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living. Fair Haven Homes Burnaby Lodge is a long-term care facility in Burnaby that is owned and operated by Fair Haven Homes Society.

“Enhanced control measures have been put in place at each site,” said a Fraser Health news release. “Fraser Health is working with staff 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 also declared COVID-19 outbreaks over at PICS Assisted Living in Surrey, Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre in Delta, Chartwell Carrington House Retirement Residence in Mission, and Thornebridge Gardens Retirement Residence in New Westminster.

COVID-19 outbreaks in the community

Fraser Health Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Pace Processing, a food processing facility located at 19495 – 55th Avenue, Surrey, after finding evidence of COVID-19 transmission among staff working at this location.

To date, 10 employees of the facility have tested positive for COVID-19. Fraser Health is screening employees at the facility, and case and contact management is ongoing. Those identified as cases and close contacts have been instructed to self-isolate.

Fraser Health Public Health first became aware of COVID-19 cases at this location on October 8th. Fraser Health has issued a closure order to the facility, and we are working with the operator to strengthen their COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

In addition, Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Coast Spas Manufacturing, located at 6315 – 202 Street, Langley, after finding evidence of COVID-19 transmission among staff working at this location.

To date, 12 employees of the facility have tested positive for COVID-19. Fraser Health is screening employees at the facility, and case and contact management is ongoing. Those identified as cases and close contacts have been instructed to self-isolate.

Fraser Health Public Health first became aware of COVID-19 cases at this location on October 13th. Fraser Health has issued a closure order to the facility, and we are working with the operator to strengthen their COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

 

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