Ongoing monitoring and testing of staff and residents at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George has identified additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. NH Medical Health Officers declared a facility outbreak on December 12, following three lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and residents.
To date, there have been eight lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases among Jubilee Lodge residents, and four staff cases.
Communication with Jubilee Lodge staff, residents, and families is ongoing.
Northern Health continues to take steps to protect the health of all Jubilee Lodge staff and residents. Enhanced control measures are in place, as well as additional supports for the facility to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and to provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.
Enhanced outbreak control measures include (but are 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 are continuing)
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