Fraser Health declares 2 new COVID-19 outbreaks and 1 closed outbreak

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The Fraser Health Authority has declared new outbreaks of COVID-19 in its area after staff at two long-term care homes tested positive for the virus.He also declared the end of a previous outbreak in Surrey.

The health authority said it deployed its rapid response team to the PICS Assisted Living Facility in Surrey, British Columbia, after a staff member fell ill.

In addition, he said another staff member at Chartwell Carrington House retirement residence in Mission, British Columbia, had also tested positive for COVID-19.

A staff member at Chartwell Carrington House retirement residence in Mission, British Columbia, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating at home, officials at Fraser Health said. (Google Maps)

In both cases, health officials said they were reaching out to the families of loved ones living in the homes.

The two care workers are self-isolating at home and each facility is working to determine if other residents or staff have been exposed to the virus, Fraser Health said.

He also said improved controls have been put in place at each site, including restricting visitors and screening staff and residents for symptoms of COVID-19 twice a day.

In the same statement, Fraser Health said there were no more cases of COVID-19 at the Evergreen Hamlets long-term care facility in Surrey, and the outbreak was declared over.

For more information on COVID-19 in the Fraser Health Region, click here.

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