Coronavirus: Interior Health declares outbreak at long-term care home in Kelowna

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A coronavirus outbreak has been declared at a long-term care home in Kelowna.

Interior Health said it declared the outbreak after conducting a thorough investigation at the Village at Mill Creek.

The health authority said two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, but added, “there are no cases among the residents at this time and we continue to monitor the situation, while implementing additional infection control and preventative measures.”

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Interior Health said the two cases were exposed outside the workplace, and that outbreak protocols have been implemented to protect residents, including a temporary pause in visits.

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Further, IH said it is performing contact tracing to ensure those who may have been exposed are taking appropriate precautions, including self-isolation or monitoring.

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The Village at Mill Creek has 96 publicly-funded long-term care beds and is owned and operated by Baptist Housing Enhanced Living Communities.

Interior Health also said to date, no long-term care residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at any homes within the Interior Health region.

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