A woman leaves Chartwell’s Willow Retirement Community in Maple Ridge in April. (THE NEWS-files)

UPDATE: Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Maple Ridge seniors residence

All remaining residents and staff have been cleared of the virus at Chartwell’s Willow Retirement Residence

Fraser Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks over at Chartwell Willow Retirement Community in Maple Ridge and four other facilities across the district.

All remaining residents and staff who were COVID positive have now been cleared, said Sharon Ranalli, vice president of marketing and communications with Chartwell, on Wednesday, May 20.

READ MORE: 12 cleared of COVID-19, one more death at Maple Ridge retirement residence

At the peak of the outbreak 15 residents tested positive for the virus along with four staff in the long term care wing of the facility.

The deaths of two of those residents who tested positive were attributed to COVID-19.

The outbreak at Willow was initially reported on April 18 when two long-term care residents and two staff tested positive for COVID-19.

In the days that followed, those numbers grew.

READ MORE: Family scared, despite assurances from Maple Ridge care home

“We are grateful for the incredible dedication, courage and commitment of our staff to help reduce further transmission of this terribly aggressive virus. Our thoughts and sympathies are with those families directly impacted by COVID-19,” wrote Ranalli in an email.

Both outbreaks at Ridge Meadows Hospital have also been declared over by the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Provincial Health Officer.


 

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