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Staff member at Vancouver retirement home tests positive for COVID-19

Last Updated May 2, 2020 at 10:49 am PDT

(Courtesy: Google Maps, Revera Crofton Manor Retirement Residence )

A staff member tested positive at the Crofton Manor Retirement Residence in Vancouver

The employee had the virus on Thursday, they're now self-isolating at home

Revera, which owns the residence, says all residents are being monitored for symptoms

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A Vancouver retirement home is the latest site of a COVID-19 infection.

According to the Crofton Manor Retirement Residence, they were alerted on April 30 that an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The staff member is at home self-isolating.

Those living at the site are being monitored for any symptoms, and staff will be required to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

“We continue to do enhanced cleaning at Crofton Manor, disinfecting high touch surfaces like handrails and doors, resident rooms, common areas, and staff rooms more frequently,” a statement from the home reads.

“To promote physical distancing, residence are being served their meals in their suites. Group recreation programming has been replaced by one-on-one activities with residents for social engagement.”

Residents and their families are being notified of the changes and the positive case.

“Revera continues to do everything we can to keep out residents and employees safe as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our retirement and long term care homes.

On Friday, the Province’s Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, recorded 21 care homes affected across the province.