A worker at Surrey’s Czorny Alzheimer Centre has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the health authority to send almost 500 personnel to the long-term care home to respond.
The staff member is self-isolating at home and residents and family members are being informed of the case, according to Fraser Health.
“Fraser Health has also deployed more than 480 people including care staff and our rapid-response teams which include clinical nurse educators, infection prevention and control experts, screeners, and patient care quality officers supporting with communication to families and assessing symptoms at the site,” according to a release from the health authority.
The 72-bed Czorny Alzheimer Centre is owned and operated by Fraser Health, and provides long-term care to people with dementia.
Residents live in “six homelike cottage living spaces” in order to provide ” provide psychological security and comfort.”