Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Langley Lodge, a contracted long term care facility operated by Langley Care Society.
With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this site.
To support this contracted service provider, Fraser Health took a number of actions during their outbreak. With the support of a rapid response team at the site, Fraser Health implemented enhanced control measures, such as:
- Allowing only essential visitors
- Restricting staff and resident movement in the facility
- Enhancing cleaning and infection control measures
- Communicating with patients, residents, staff and families to address questions and advise on next steps
- Providing twice a day screening of all staff and residents for COVID-19 symptoms.
Additionally, due to a number of complex factors contributing to this outbreak, Fraser Health appointed our own Director of Pandemic Response to provide oversight of COVID-19 response at Langley Lodge. We worked very closely with Langley Lodge to further support the facility leadership and staff. In addition to the COVID-19 outbreak control measures, we deployed our ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) machine to the site with infection control specialists. Additional nurses and care staff were also deployed to ensure resident care needs continued to be met.
Fraser Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long term care, assisted living and independent living facilities. Fraser Health has also deployed more than 480 people including care staff and our rapid response teams which include clinical nurse educators, infection prevention and control experts, screeners, and patient care quality officers supporting with communication to families and assessing symptoms at each site. Through these teams, sites are also connected with emergency supplies and additional personnel if needed.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.
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