Health officials have reported a COVID-19 outbreak at a Richmond nursing home after two patients and two staff there tested positive for the disease.
The third floor outbreak of Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport is the second to be reported at the facility, and it is already the most severe.
An earlier outbreak on the facility’s second floor was reported on August 6 after a single employee, according to the B.C. Center for Disease Control.
The current outbreak has resulted in the house being closed to new admissions and transfers, according to a press release from Vancouver Coastal Health. All group activities at the facility have also been suspended.
Visits to the third floor of the home have also been suspended, with the exception of primary care and compassionate visits at the end of a patient’s life, according to the health authority.
When the province released data on vaccination against nursing homes in mid-February, 87 percent of the residents of Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport had received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
On Thursday, when it became known that B.C. Dr. Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry said she expected B.C. would be done to offer a second dose to all nursing home workers and residents “in the next few days to weeks”.
Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport is featured in this still from a video produced by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Outbreak reported at Richmond nursing home after 4 people test positive for COVID-19
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