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COVID-19 outbreak at Port Moody care facility

Last Updated Jan 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm PDT

Eagle Ridge Manor (Source: fraserhealth.ca)

One resident, one staff member at Eagle Ridge Manor have contracted the COVID-19 virus

Fraser Health doing contact tracing at Eagle Ridge Manor

Two people linked to Eagle Ridge Manor being kept in isolation after positive COVID-19 test result

PORT MOODY (NEWS 1130) – Fraser Health is confirming another COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home.

One resident and one staff member at Eagle Ridge Manor in Port Moody have contracted the virus. The health authority is contact-tracing at the facility, adding “enhanced control measures” are now in place.

The two people who have tested positive are being kept in isolation.

On Friday, Fraser Health said the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine had been offered in all 151 of its long-term care and assisted living facilities. However, the health authority said, that doesn’t mean everyone in those facilities is protected, noting there are several reasons why some people have not yet been given the shot.

Still, Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee said the vast majority of long-term care residents and staff have been vaccinated, as well as some essential visitors.

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Last week, we learned there could be a delay in getting people completely immunized in B.C., due to expected delays in the vaccine delivery from Pfizer. However, Health Minister Adrian Dix says he’s still unsure exactly how this delivery delay will affect B.C.’s rollout.

As of Friday, the health minister said 75,914 people had been given their first shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. At this time, it’s not clear if any of them will have to wait longer than 35 days for their second one.

-With files from Martin MacMahon