The Northern Health region continues to experience relatively high rates of COVID-19 activity, and NH Public Health case and contact management (contact tracing) teams continue to adjust the process for notifying, monitoring and clearing cases from self-isolation requirements.
Ongoing monitoring and testing of staff and residents at Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert has identified additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of February 1, 2021, 25 residents and 15 staff members at Acropolis Manor have tested positive for COVID-19.
Tragically, nine Acropolis Manor resident have died since the outbreak began, and Northern Health offers heartfelt condolences to the family and caregivers of these individuals.
Northern Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19, at Active Support Against Poverty (1188 6th Avenue) in Prince George, between January 19 and 21, 2021.
Public health officials are asking people who visited the shelter during this time period, to take extra care to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until February 5, 2021 (14 days from the last date of possible exposure). Public health contact tracing is underway and, where possible, NH is reaching out directly to individuals who have been exposed.
Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on the Rehabilitation Unit at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George.
In total, three patient cases were associated with the Rehab outbreak, and there have been no new cases since January 9, 2021.
Monitoring and testing continues on a second outbreak on the Internal Medicine Unit at UHNBC, originally declared December 29, 2020. To date, 21 patients and 12 staff have tested positive for COVID-19, and there have been eight deaths associated with this outbreak.
Ongoing monitoring and testing of staff and residents at Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert has identified additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. NH Medical Health Officers declared a facility outbreak on January 19, 2021, following lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and residents.
As of January 25, 2021, 20 residents and 12 staff members at Acropolis Manor have tested positive for COVID-19. Communication with Acropolis Manor staff, residents, and families is ongoing.
Northern Health, the First Nations Health Authority and the Government of Yukon are pleased to announce the first COVID-19 immunization clinics in Atlin, BC are scheduled for the January 27th and January 28th, 2021, thanks to the generous support of the territorial and provincial governments.
Northern Health is pleased to announce that Medical Health Officers have declared an end to the COVID-19 outbreak at two workforce accommodation sites on the Coastal Gas Link (CGL) project.
There have been no new cases reported in association with the outbreak that was first declared December 19, 2020. In total, 56 laboratory-confirmed cases were associated with the outbreak at 7 Mile Lodge and Little Rock Lake Lodge. All of the cases have since recovered and have completed their required self-isolation.
Northern Health is implementing enhanced COVID-19 precautions at Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert, following lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and residents.
NH Medical Health Officers have declared a facility outbreak. At the time of the outbreak declaration, four residents and three staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Communication with Acropolis Manor staff, residents, and families is ongoing.