A staff member at MSA Manor in Abbotsford has tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Street View)

Staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at MSA Manor in Abbotsford

Fraser Health rapid-response team on site at long-term-care facility

A staff member at MSA Manor in Abbotsford has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fraser Health.

The agency said the individual is currently in self-isolation at their home. A rapid-response team is at the site, and communication with residents and families is underway.

Fraser Heath said enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site and they are working with staff to identify anyone else who might have been exposed.

Fraser Health said staff levels will be maintained to provide resident care.

It said measures it has taken include restricting visitors, restricting the movement of staff and residents, enhancing cleaning and infection-control measures, and screening all staff and residents twice a day.

The agency said it has added dedicated people on site to address quality; answer questions from staff, residents and family; and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.

MSA Manor is a long-term-care facility owned and operated by Maplewood Care Society. The facility previously had one confirmed case of COVID-19 in late April.

RELATED: Two new care homes have a new positive test for coronavirus


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New plan for industrial growth should still include western farmland, Abbotsford mayor says

Province denied city’s 2018 request to exclude lands from the Agriculture Land Reserve

Sunny skies ahead for Fraser Valley this week

Rain and smoke nowhere in the forecast after weeks of weather alerts

Submissions accepted for Anonymous Art Show

Online exhibit hosted by Abbotsford Arts Council in November

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Mission Mayor Pam Alexis to run for the NDP

Will take on Liberal Simon Gibson in the Abbotsford-Mission riding

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Lower Mainland woman’s Halloween spirit

Langley’s Tanya Reid posted video offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Most Read