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Interior Health declares outbreak at Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver

Interior Health Authority
By Interior Health Authority
January 6th, 2021

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Sunnybank Retirement Home long-term care in Oliver.

Four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. All individuals in close contact with these individuals are in self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms.

Sunnybank Retirement Home is operated by Interior Health and has 51 publicly funded long-term care beds. Interior Health will continue to monitor the situation, while implementing additional infection control and preventive measures.

There is no indication of any connection to the nearby COVID-19 outbreak at McKinney Place long-term care in the same community.

To protect the safety of all residents, outbreak protocols are in place, including a pause in all visits at this site.

Interior Health continues to take steps to protect the health of all staff, individuals in care and families at long-term care homes. This includes:

·         Ensuring long-term care staff members are only working at one care home (as per the provincial single site order).

·         Monitoring of all residents for respiratory symptoms and doing COVID-19 testing on anyone with COVID-19 symptoms.

·         Enhanced cleaning protocols and COVID-19 visitor policies.

Interior Health has frequently updated COVID-19 information on our public website www.interiorhealth.ca

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