More cases identified in Nanaimo long-term care home COVID-19 outbreak

Four residents at Eden Gardens long-term care home in Nanaimo were infected in an outbreak declared Jan. 5. || Photo via Google Maps
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Two more residents and an additional staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 at Eden Gardens long-term care home in Nanaimo. 

Four staff cases and three resident cases have now been attributed to the outbreak, which Island Health said continues to affect only the Cypress Unit (second floor) of the facility.

Island Health declared the outbreak on Jan. 5, along with four other facilities in Nanaimo and Victoria. 

The following protocols have been implemented at the affected facilities: 

-No admissions or transfers to affected units;

-Staff movement will be limited wherever possible;

-No congregate dining or group activities for residents of affected units;

-Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue;

-Residents, families and staff are being notified;

-Enhanced screening of all staff and residents for symptoms;

-COVID-19 testing as determined by the Medical Health Officer.

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