Bria Communities is reporting some sad news connected to its COVID-19 outbreak at The Waterford in Tsawwassen.
On Saturday afternoon in its daily briefing, Bria confirmed the loss of one of its residents due to COVID-19.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our dear residents due to COVID-19,” said Janice Miller, Marketing Manager and Community Relations. “This resident had been part of The Waterford family for more than 15 years. Our residents and staff alike grieve this loss and extend our sympathy and sorrow to the family.”
Out of respect to the family and their privacy, Bria said no further information on the resident will be released.
As for the outbreak itself, which was declared in late December, Bria says there are currently eight active cases, with some residents still experiencing symptoms, while others no longer symptomatic and looking forward to finishing their self-isolation on Monday.
“The results of Thursday's retesting of residents and staff in Independent Living showed that one resident tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, and no staff tested positive,” said Miller.
Late Friday, Fraser Health announced that 'enhanced precautions' in the Care Centre are over, and Bria will return to standard COVID-19 safety procedures.
“We have begun the work to re-open the dining room and re-starting recreation in the Care Centre. Gate-visits and essential visits will start again on Wednesday,” said Miller.
Family members can call 604-948-4340 to schedule a visit.
The next daily update on the outbreak will be posted on the Bria Communities website by 5 p.m. on Monday night.