Staff member at Burnaby care home tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member at Dania Home in Burnaby has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fraser Health. A Fraser Health “rapid response team” is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway, the health authority said in a news release.

Dania Home is a long-term care facility owned and operated by Dania Home Society. It is one of three facilities on the society’s campus of care, which also includes buildings for assisted living and independent living residents, said Fraser health, adding that the outbreak is limited to Dania Home, which is not connected to the other two facilities.

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The staff member worked in one contained unit in Dania Home and did not work in other areas, and this individual is currently in self-isolation at home, said Fraser Health.

This is the first outbreak declared in a long term care facility in Fraser Health since June 17, 2020.

“Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site,” said a news release. “Fraser Health is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families."

“During this time, Fraser Health has additional presence at the site to take any further actions required and support the facility,” said the news release. “This includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.” 


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