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COVID-19 outbreak at Campbell River long-term care home

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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Discovery Harbour long-term care home in Campbell River.

Island Health says three staff members are now self-isolating at home, after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

At this time, no residents are experiencing symptoms, Island Health notes, with communication between residents, families, and staff now underway.

According to the health authority, while the outbreak is in effect, admissions and transfers will be on hold, resident movement between neighbourhoods will not occur, and social visitors will be restricted to essential visits only.

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However, enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue, twice a day screening of all staff and residents continues, and COVID-19 testing will be done for staff and symptomatic residents.

“During this time, Island Health will have additional presence at the site to take any further actions required, support the facility, and answer questions from staff, residents and family members,” reads a release.

Discovery Harbour, located on 14th Avenue, is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living. Island Health says they’re working with leadership and staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed, taking steps to protect the health of all residents and staff.

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