2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at West Vancouver care home

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 at a West Vancouver care home.

A resident at Hollyburn House tested positive for COVID-19  and has been isolated and is receiving treatment. An employee was detected through the active screening process and is now at home in self-isolation.

“We have implemented full pandemic protocols across our Canadian operations. In British Columbia, we have been actively screening for COVID-19 since this past weekend,” reads a statement from Revera Inc., which operates Hollyburn House.

“Active screening takes place at a single entrance point at all Revera long term care homes and retirement residences. Every person entering a residence or home is asked about potential symptoms of COVID-19 (new onset cough, difficulty breathing, fever) and travel history to the most recent list of affected countries.”

Hollyburn Homes is requiring to take the temperature of guests, staff and residents to identify possible fever. Anyone who fails any part of the screening process will be asked to reschedule their visit and to contact their local telehealth provider or health provider.

“We remain vigilant in our efforts and are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our residents, families, employees, volunteers, suppliers, service providers and all other visitors,” the statement reads.

The B.C. government introduced strict measures on Wednesday around care homes including mandatory enhanced screening of visitors.

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