A COVID-19 outbreak at Kiwanis Care Centre has been declared over.
Fraser Health made the announcement in a press release Jan. 19. The outbreak at Kiwanis Care Centre was first declared Jan. 6 with 17 cases. As of the latest B.C. Centre for Disease Control report published Jan. 20, it had grown to 42: 31 patients and 11 staff members. There were no deaths.
A previous Fraser Health press release, sent when the outbreak was first declared, said health officials had worked with the care home to implement control measures, including:
- supporting staffing levels to maintain resident care;
- restricting social visits in the affected areas of the facility (essential visits can continue);
- restricting and modifying staff and resident movement in the affected areas of the facility to minimize exposure to others;
- enhancing cleaning and infection control measures;
- notifying residents, families and staff;
- screening all staff and residents twice a day;
- undertaking additional testing and screening to support monitoring of disease control.
Kiwanis Care Centre was the site of smaller outbreaks earlier in the pandemic. As detailed in a report from the B.C. Seniors Advocate, it saw an outbreak in November 2020 involving three cases (one resident and two staff) and another in January 2021 involving one staff member.