A COVID-19 variant case has been reported at Heritage Lodge Long Term Care Home in Winnipeg.
In an announcement, Revera’s chief medical officer Dr. Rhonda Collins stated since an outbreak was declared at the personal care home on March 10, one employees member and one resident have examined constructive for COVID-19.
On March 13, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority notified Revera that the employees member had examined constructive for the B.1.1.7. variant, first found within the U.Okay. The firm stated it’s nonetheless awaiting check outcomes to verify if the resident’s case can also be a variant of concern.
Collins stated the care home is taking quite a few precautions to make sure the security of its residents and employees, together with following strict protocols and enhancing screening, monitoring, and cleansing.
General visits have been briefly cancelled and visits from designated household caregivers and important visits might be allowed as soon as contact tracing is full.
Revera says residents and members of the family have additionally been notified of the variant case. The firm added that almost all residents at Heritage Lodge have obtained their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccinations for employees are ongoing.
Both the resident and the employees member are actually self-isolating.
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