COVID-19 outbreak declared at Veterans Memorial Lodge nursing home in Saanich

Broadmead Care declares an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Veterans Memorial Lodge nursing home.

The company says three residents have tested positive for the virus, one in unit A2, two in B3.

Broadmead Care’s medical director has outbreak prevention measures in place in the care home, which follow Island Health’s outbreak protocols.

Residents who have tested positive are being isolated in their rooms, and affected residents and staff are being monitored twice a day for symptoms.

There will be no communal meals and social visits have been suspended. Essential visits will continue.

Affected rooms will be subject to enhanced cleaning and infection control measures and staff movement will be restricted where possible.

Broadmead Care says it is in contact with Island Health about this outbreak.

The company says all families of affected residents have been contacted, and if someone has not been contacted, their loved one is unaffected by this outbreak.

Island Health has not yet listed this outbreak on its website, and there are currently 12 other health care outbreaks in the health authority area.

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