LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) — A staff member at another long-term care home in Langley has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The employee of Langley Lodge is in isolation at home, according to the Fraser Health authority.
The health authority is working to see who was in contact with the employee and is in the process of notifying residents and their families.
JUST IN: @Fraserhealth says a staff member of Langley Lodge has been diagnosed with #COVID19. The person is in self-isolation at home, and as has been the case w/other centres, precautions are being put in place.
— Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) March 31, 2020
A special Fraser Health team is also on site, while enhanced control measures have been put in place at Langley Lodge, owned by the Langley Care Society.
Fraser Health has ensured staffing levels will be maintained for resident care, while visitors have been limited to only essential visitors.
“Fraser Health is working with the staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed and taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families,” says a Fraser Health release.
“To prevent transmission of COVID-19, Fraser Health is ensuring staff currently working at Langley Lodge will not be working at any other facility.”
Movement of staff and residents in the facility has been restricted, and cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced.
Twice-a-day screening of all staff and residents has also been implemented.
A health-care worker who was supporting Chartwell Independent Living at Langley Gardens tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported Monday COVID-19 clusters at 13 long-term care homes in B.C.
The majority of 19 deaths in B.C. related to COVID-19 are linked to the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver.