Twelve people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge’s Baillie House long-term care facility. (The News files)

Twelve people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge’s Baillie House long-term care facility. (The News files)

COVID outbreak declared at Baillie House in Maple Ridge

12 have tested positive at long-term care home at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Baillie House in Maple Ridge.

Seven residents and five staff members at the long-term care facility have tested positive.

Baillie House is a wing of the Ridge Meadows Hospital, owned and operated by Fraser Health.

The 12 residents and staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes. Enhanced control measures have been put in place. Fraser Health is working to identify anyone who may have been exposed, and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.

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Fraser Health said staffing levels are being supported to maintain resident care.

Social visits are restricted in the affected areas of the facility, but essential visits can continue.

Staff and resident movement in the affected areas of the facility has been modified to minimize exposure to others.

Cleaning and infection control measures have been further enhanced.

Residents, families and staff are being notified.

Twice daily screening of all staff and residents is taking place.

Additional testing and screening is in place to support monitoring of disease control.

During this time, Fraser Health has additional presence at the site to take any further actions required to support the facility, said a press release from the Health Authority. This includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.

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

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