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COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Burnaby's New Vista Care Centre

No deaths were reported
The New Vista Care Centre in Burnaby.

Another long-term care facility in Burnaby has had its COVID-19 outbreak declaration lifted. 

In a statement this afternoon (Jan. 25), Fraser Health announced the outbreak at New Vista Care Centre in Burnaby is now officially over. 

"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 location," a statement said. 

Fraser Health declared an outbreak at the facility on Dec. 29, 2021, when four cases were discovered involving three staff members and one resident. 

The health authority said they proactively implemented the following measures at each site: 

  • Staffing levels are being supported to maintain resident care
  • Social visits are restricted in the affected areas of the facility. Essential visits can continue
  • Staff and residents movement in the affected areas of the facility has been modified to minimize exposure to others
  • Cleaning and infection control measures have been further enhanced
  • Residents, families and staff are being notified
  • Twice a day screening of all staff and residents is taking place
  • Additional testing and screening is in place to support monitoring of disease control

As of Jan. 18, 2022, 38 infections had been discovered involving 18 residents and 21 staff members. 

Outbreak declarations continue at Burnaby Hospital, George Derby Centre and St. Michael's Centre.