Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George, following lab-confirmed case(s) among patients and staff on the unit. At the time of the outbreak declaration, testing has identified six patients and one staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Enhanced outbreak control measures are in effect at Jubilee Lodge.
Northern Health Public Health is closely monitoring for additional cases, and the facility is taking steps to protect the health of staff and those they care for, with enhanced outbreak precautions such as (but not limited to):
- Increased frequency of cleaning and infection control measures
- Enhanced symptom monitoring among all staff and patients
- Reducing movement of staff and patients in the facility
- Temporary suspension of social visits (essential visits are not impacted, and can continue)
Public health officials will be monitoring the situation carefully over coming weeks and will only declare the outbreak over when they are confident that chains of transmission have been stopped.
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