Inside Well being has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Orchard Manor long-term care house in Kelowna.
Based on a written assertion from the well being authority, one employees member has examined constructive for the virus. No residents have examined constructive or are experiencing signs.
“Inside Well being and the operator, Verve Senior Residing, will proceed to watch the state of affairs whereas implementing extra an infection management and preventive measures. To guard the protection of all residents, outbreak protocols have been carried out together with a brief cease to visits at Orchard Manor,” learn the assertion.
On Friday, well being officers in B.C. confirmed one other 516 circumstances of COVID-19 and 10 extra deaths.
On Thursday, Provincial Well being Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry introduced wide-ranging new guidelines for controlling the unfold of the illness. They embrace necessary masks in indoor public and retail areas, and proscribing social gatherings for everybody in B.C. to family members solely.