Holyrood Manor, operated by Rivera Inc., had a COVID outbreak earlier this year in January. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)

Holyrood Manor, operated by Rivera Inc., had a COVID outbreak earlier this year in January. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)

COVID outbreak declared at Maple Ridge long-term care home

Fraser Health announces three patients test positive at Holyrood Manor

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Holyrood Manor operated by Revera Inc., in Maple Ridge.

On July 19, Fraser Health authority announced an outbreak at the long-term care facility, after three residents tested positive for COVID-19. All three residents are now in self-isolation at their homes in long-term care.

Soon after, the care home issued a statement in which Dr. Rhonda Collins, the chief medical officer with Revera, said that monitoring all residents twice daily, enhanced cleaning, temporary suspension of general visits, were being put in place. She also said that the care home recognized how difficult these measures are for residents and their families.

Collins, in the statement said, “Most Holyrood Manor residents who consented to, and are able to be vaccinated, have now received both doses. Vaccinations for staff are also ongoing.”

The care home has however not shared any information on whether or not the residents who tested positive were vaccinated or not.

The communications director for the care home, Larry Roberts, told The News, “We cannot share their vaccination status or reveal how they may have contracted COVID-19 out of respect for their privacy.”

The care home is now working with Fraser Health to implement enhanced control measures. The health authority is also working with the facility to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents, and families.

Fraser Health has put in place several additional measures including supporting staffing levels to maintain resident care, restricting visitors throughout the facility, restricting staff and residents movement within the facility, putting in place enhanced cleaning and infection control measures, notifying all the residents, their families and staff and implementing a twice-a-day screening of all staff and residents.

The health authority is also supporting the clinic through dedicated personnel, to address questions from staff and residents of the facility.

The facility saw an outbreak earlier this year, on Jan. 4 when a staff member tested positive.

Fraser Health said it is critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to get tested as soon as they have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. Book or drop by one of the Fraser Health collection centres operated in partnership with local Divisions of Family Practice.

People living in the Fraser Health region can find information about test collection centres by visiting Fraser Health’s website.

To book a COVID-19 testing appointment, complete a COVID-19 test booking form here: fraserhealth.secureform.ca/index.php

For more information about COVID-19, visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.

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