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Resident tests positive for COVID-19 at Kelowna care home

Resident case at care home

UPDATE 1:25 p.m.

Interior Health has confirmed an “outbreak” has been declared at the Mountainview Village long-term care home in Kelowna.

One staff member and one resident on the second floor of the facility have tested positive for COVID-19. Outbreak protocol has been enacted at both the east and west units on the second floor.

“Staff members in close contact with these individuals are in self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms. IH will continue to monitor the situation, while implementing additional infection control and preventive measures,” Interior Health said.

All visitation for long-term care residents has been suspended, except for compassionate care.

Mountainview Village is owned and operated by the nonprofit Good Samaritan Society with 90 publicly funded long-term care beds.


ORIGINAL 10:35 p.m.

Two cases of COVID-19 have been detected in a Kelowna care home.

One resident and one employee have each tested positive for the virus at the Good Samaritan Mountainview Village, according to the nonprofit society that operates the facility.

The resident case is the first in the Interior Health region, with all previous COVID-19 cases within Interior care homes contained to staff only. 

Interior Health has not yet released any information on the cases at Mountainview Village, but "outbreak" protocol has been enacted that includes the suspending of visits and increased monitoring.

The facility includes 81 independent living apartments, 89 assisted living suites and 90 complex care suites.



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