COVID-19 outbreak declared at Parksville long-term care home

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Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Arrowsmith Lodge long-term care home in Parksville.

Two resident cases were identified so far, according to a media release by the health authority. 

The outbreak is limited to the Cottonwood and Dogwood units.

Arrowsmith Lodge is owned and operated by Arrowsmith Health Care Society.

The case numbers those confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

During this time, Island Health said it will support the site to take any further actions required and answer questions from staff, residents and family members.

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