Northern Health is implementing enhanced COVID-19 precautions at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George, following lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and residents.
Communication with Jubilee Lodge staff, residents, and families is ongoing.
NH Medical Health Officers have declared a facility outbreak. NH care facilities have implemented very clear policies and procedures for COVID-19 infection prevention and control, to lower the risk of transmission to residents, staff and physicians in a health care facility.
Northern Health is proactively testing residents to identify anyone who may have been infected, and taking additional steps to protect the health of all Jubilee Lodge staff and residents, including (but not limited to):
• Increased screening for all staff and residents
• Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced
• Staff and resident movement in the facility has been restricted
• Temporary suspension of social visits (essential visits are not impacted, and can continue)
More information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region, is available here: www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/public-exposures-and-outbreaks