Two more care homes in Abbotsford have positive cases of COVID-19.
Fraser Health said in a press release issued Wednesday night (Nov. 18) that Menno Home has a resident who has tested positive, while Cottage-Worthington Pavilion has two staff members.
But a post on the Facebook page and website for Menno Place – of which Menno Home is a part – indicates that a second resident has now tested positive.
Fraser Health said a rapid-response team is at the sites, and communication with residents and families is underway.
“The resident(s) and two staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes,” the agency stated.
Fraser Health said, as in all cases at long-term-care facilities that have COVID-19 cases, enhanced-control measures have been put in place, and the agency is working to identify anyone else who might have been exposed.
These are the first COVID-19 cases at Menno Home, which is owned and operated by the Mennonite Benevolent Society.
But Worthington Pavilion – owned and operated by Fraser Health – had a previous outbreak that was first declared in early April.
That outbreak resulted in seven cases at Worthington, while the MSA rehabilitation attached to Worthington had three deaths and 16 cases.
That had been Abbotsford’s largest outbreak in long-term care until the recent outbreak this month at Tabor Home.
As of Monday, that facility had 42 staff members and 59 residents who had tested positive, and two COVID-related deaths. Fraser Health has since reported that 62 residents have tested positive, for a total of 104 people impacted.
Fraser Health said it has deployed more than 480 people – include care staff, clinical nurse educators, screeners, and infection prevention and control experts – to long-term-care facilities to prevent and respond to COVID-19.
“Through these teams, sites are also connected with emergency supplies and additional personnel if needed,” the agency said.