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'No evidence' two COVID-19 cases at George Derby Centre in Burnaby are linked: Fraser Health

Last Updated Aug 7, 2020 at 9:03 pm PDT

(Courtesy fraserhealth.ca)

Fraser Health says there are two outbreaks at the George Derby Centre, one in independent living, one in long-term care

The staff member who tested positive did not work in the long-term care centre in which a resident tested positive

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — Two cases of COVID-19 reported Friday at a Burnaby healthcare facility — one in a worker, and one in a resident — are unrelated, according to Fraser Health.

The George Derby Centre is a “campus of care” which includes an independent living facility and a long-term care home.

The staff member works in the independent living facility, Derby Manor.

“The staff member worked only in the independent living building. They are currently in self-isolation at their home,” according to a statement from Fraser Health released Friday afternoon.

The resident is in long-term care at the George Derby Centre.

“Currently, there is no evidence that the outbreaks at Derby Manor and George Derby Centre are linked. The staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the outbreak at Derby Manor announced earlier today did not work at George Derby Centre,” reads a statement released Friday evening.

“Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site. Fraser Health is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.”

Staff from the health authority have been sent to both buildings, and measures being taken to respond to the outbreaks include twice-a-day temperature checks and restriction of movement among staff and residents.