Parksville long-term care home COVID-19 outbreak is over

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The COVID-19 outbreak at Arrowsmith Lodge long-term care home in Parksville has been declared over by Island Health.

Eight residents and 17 staff members were infected in the outbreak, declared Jan. 21, according to a media release by the health authority.

“Staff are to be commended for continuing to deliver high quality, compassionate care while diligently following outbreak protocols,” reads the release.

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

Island Health said enhanced infection prevention, control measures and monitoring of residents and staff for symptoms will continue.

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