Two staff members at Cottage-Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fraser Health, while two residents have tested positive at Menno Home. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Two staff members at Cottage-Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fraser Health, while two residents have tested positive at Menno Home. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Four COVID-19 cases confirmed at two Abbotsford care homes

Fraser Health reports cases at Menno Home and Cottage-Worthington Pavilion

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.

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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.

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