Nanaimo long-term care home dealing with COVID-19 outbreak for third time

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Three residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence in Nanaimo.

The outbreak is limited to the long-term care home’s Sandpiper unit, according to Island Health. 

Admissions and transfers to the affected unit have been paused, although essential visits can still continue. 

Residents, families and staff are being notified and enhanced screening of staff and residents for symptoms is underway, according to Island Health.

It is the third COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, with the second declared in October 2021.

Two deaths were linked to the first COVID-19 outbreak at the care home that began in late December 2020 and lasted until February 2021.  

The care home is owned and operated by Chartwell Retirement Residences.

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

Outbreaks at Dufferin Place long-term care home in Nanaimo and Arrowsmith Lodge long-term care home in Parksville are still listed as active by Island Health.

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