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COVID-19 outbreaks at two more care homes, third Site C worker positive

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Oct 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm PDT

FILE - Construction on the Site C dam project near Fort St. John. (John Ackermann, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

A staff member at PICS Assisted Living Facility in Surrey has tested positive for COVID-19

Another staff member has come back with a positive test at the Chartwell Carrington House

A third Site C worker at a work camp in Fort St. John has also tested positive for COVID-19

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at two more care homes in the Lower Mainland, while a third Site C worker has tested positive for the coronavirus.

A staff member at PICS Assisted Living Facility in Surrey has tested positive and families have been told, according to the Fraser Health Authority.

Another staff member has come back with a positive test at the Chartwell Carrington House in Mission.

Both staff members are in self-isolation at home.

“Enhanced control measures have been put in place at each site,” says Fraser Health.

The third Site C employee who tested positive for COVID-19 worked at a camp in Fort St. John, according to BC Hydro.

The worker “is being cared for by the on-site health clinic,” adds Hydro, and will stay “quarantined in their room, which is in a separate dormitory and away from other workers, until they are medically cleared to leave.”

BC Hydro says the three Site C cases are not related.

Meanwhile, the outbreaks at Evergreen Hamlets and Cherington Place — long-term care facilities in Surrey — has been declared over.

READ ALSO: B.C. surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 cases

Outbreaks are now active at 16 long-term care or assisted living facilities, while three acute care units had active outbreaks.

As of Friday, B.C. has recorded 10,185 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, as well as 245 deaths.