Five residents of Longlake Chateau seniors home in Nanaimo have COVID-19.
Island Health issued a news release Thursday advising of the outbreak of new cases at the independent living facility.
The health authority says residents who are COVID-positive, as well as their close contacts, are self-isolating.
Island Health added that it will work with Atria Retirement Canada, which operates Longlake Chateau, to provide support to help protect the health of residents and staff.
“During this time, Island Health will have additional presence at the site to take any further actions required, support the facility and answer questions from staff, residents and family members,” the release noted.
The health authority added that “enhanced control measures” and cleaning have already been put in place, and admissions and visitation will be restricted during the outbreak. All residents and staff will be tested for COVID-19.
“Island Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living and independent living facilities,” the release noted.
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