New COVID-19 outbreak discovered in New Westminster

A new outbreak at a New Westminster care home was announced Saturday by Fraser Health.

A staff member at Queen’s Park Care Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. Fraser Health has declared an outbreak, and a rapid response team is at the site, said a news release. Communication with residents and families is underway.

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Queen’s Park Care Centre is an acute and long-term care facility in New Westminster that is owned and operated by Fraser Health.

The outbreak is confined to long-term care, Fraser Health said, and the staff member is currently in self-isolation at their home.

Meanwhile, a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at a different New Westminster care home.

Fraser Health has 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.

Recently, Good Samaritan Victoria Heights is an assisted living facility in New Westminster that is owned and operated by The Good Samaritan Society has had a COVID-19 exposure after a staff member tested positive.

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