Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at a care home in West Vancouver.
On March 11, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control confirmed that Hollyburn House in West Vancouver has two confirmed cases of COVID-19.
A resident in the care unit who tested positive for COVID-19 has been isolated and is receiving treatment.
The second case is of an employee who 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,” said Dr. Rhonda Collins, Chief Medical Officer, Revera, the company that runs the care home.
Collins said 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.
“Anyone who fails any part of the screening process will be asked to reschedule their visit and to contact their local telehealth provider or their health provider,” Collins said.
“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.”