Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Edgemont Village, after one resident and two staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Amica Edgemont Village is a private care facility, owned and operated by Amica Senior Lifestyles.
Outbreak precautions have been implemented at Amica Edgemont Village.
The long-term care unit on the 1st floor is closed to new admissions and transfers at this time and all group activities have been suspended.
Visits to the affected unit have been suspended until outbreak measures are lifted, with an exception for essential care or end-of-life visits.
The outbreak does not affect those living in the memory care unit or the independent living suites.
VCH has immediately implemented strict infection prevention and control protocols to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.
These include: Careful monitoring of residents, staff and physicians, enhanced cleaning and disinfection of all high-touch surfaces, closing the affected unit to resident admissions and transfers, and cohorting of staff to the affected areas.