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Interior Health adds Creekside Landing in Vernon to list of COVID-19 outbreaks in region

Interior Health declared the outbreak after two residents and two staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Interior Health said in a media release Sunday that an outbreak has been declared at Creekside Landing in Vernon, with two residents and two staff testing positive for COVID-19.

Interior Health said all individuals in close contact with the individuals are in self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms.

“The family of the residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been contacted directly,” Interior Health said.

Interior Health continues to take steps to protect the health of all staff, individuals in care and families at long-term care homes.

This includes:

  • Ensuring long-term care staff members are only working at one care home (as per the provincial single site order).
  • Monitoring of all residents for respiratory symptoms and doing COVID-19 testing on anyone with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols and COVID-19 visitor policies.

Interior Health said Creekside Landing has implemented a temporary stop to visits.

Creekside Landing is privately owned and operated by Kaigo Retirement Communities Ltd., with 70 publicly funded long-term care beds. It also has assisted and independent living residences, none of which are impacted by the outbreak.

Interior Health has frequently updated COVID-19 information on our public website www.interiorhealth.ca

Interior Health is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and providing a wide range of quality health-care services to more than 801,000 people living across B.C.’s vast interior.

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Update on other outbreaks in Interior Health Region:

  • Outbreak declared at Williams Lake Seniors Village with one resident testing positive.
  • Noric House long-term care in Vernon remains at six cases: five residents and one staff.
  • Heritage Square long-term care in Vernon has 21 cases: 13 residents and eight staff.
  • Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna has 36 cases: 31 residents and five staff, with one death connected to this outbreak.
  • Teck mining operations remains at 16 IH cases linked to the outbreak.
  • McKinney Place long-term care in Oliver remains at 75 cases: 54 residents and 21 staff, with 12 deaths connected to this outbreak.
  • Village by the Station long-term care in Penticton remains at nine cases: five residents and four staff with one death connected to this outbreak.
  • Mountainview Village long-term care in Kelowna remains at 16 cases: eight residents and eight staff, with two deaths connected to this outbreak.