Confirmed case of COVID-19 at another B.C. care home
VANCOUVER -- A resident of a Vancouver care home has been diagnosed with COVID-19, health officials confirmed Wednesday.
Vancouver Coastal Health said the resident of Haro Park Centre is in isolation and receiving care.
Outbreak control measures have been put in place at the facility, according to health officials, and teams are working to identify anyone who might have been exposed to the virus.
Visitor access restrictions are also now in place at the facility, which provides independent housing, assisted living, and residential care for seniors.
"Only family or caregivers making compassionate visits will be permitted to visit residents," Vancouver Coastal Health said in a news release. "These precautions prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, and are standard approaches used in care facilities during seasonal influenza outbreaks."
The case at Haro Park Centre makes it the third care home in the region to be impacted by COVID-19. Six residents of the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver have died from the virus, and one staff member and one resident at Hollyburn House in West Vancouver have also tested positive.