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COVID-19 outbreak returns to Fraser Health care home, starts at second

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FILE - A staff member at the Langley Lodge has tested positive for the virus. (Source: Google Maps)
Summary

A resident at The Residence at Clayton Heights in Surrey has the virus

A staff member at Langley Lodge also has COVID-19

Langley Lodge had a previous outbreak that was declared over

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — Two people at separate care homes in the Fraser Health region have tested positive for COVID-19, including one where an outbreak was previously declared over.

A person living at The Residence at Clayton Heights in Surrey has the virus, as does a staff member at Langley Lodge, which had a previous outbreak declared over on April 23.

The resident and staff person are both at home is isolation.

The Fraser Health Authority has sent special teams to each site and is in communication with residents and families, while working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed.

The Residence at Clayton Heights is owned by The Pinnacle Care Group and supports long-term care and residents with acquired brain injuries.

Langley Lodge is a long-term care facility owned by the Langley Care Society. Previously, an employee there tested positive and was isolated at home,

Fraser Health is ensuring staff currently working at both care homes will not be working at any other facility.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday active outbreaks remain at 20 long-term-care or assisted-living facilities, as well as three acute care units.

The majority of the 105 COVID-19 deaths in B.C. are linked to care homes.