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COVID-19 outbreaks declared at two care homes in Fraser Health region

Last Updated Dec 28, 2020 at 2:02 pm PST

FILE -- Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at a lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Summary

Five residents and two staff members tested positive for the virus at Rideau Retirement in Burnaby

Two staff members at Brookside Lodge in Surrey are infected

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — A pair of care homes are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks, according to Fraser Health.

Five residents and two staff members tested positive for the virus at Rideau Retirement in Burnaby, and two staff members at Brookside Lodge in Surrey are infected.

Both homes are owned and operated by Sienna Senior living.

All those infected are currently isolating while contact tracers inform anyone who may have been exposed.

The outbreak at Agassiz Seniors Community is over.

B.C.’s next COVID-19 update will be Tuesday afternoon.