Northern Health is rescinding the outbreak called on November 18th at Peace Villa Long Term Care Home.
The outbreak was called after a potential exposure was identified and out of an abundance of caution. Upon additional investigation, the result confirmed that there was not an exposure at the facility.
To confirm at this time, there is no evidence of transmission of illness among staff or residents within the Peace Villa facility.
NH care facilities have implemented very clear policies and procedures for COVID-19 infection prevention and control, and the risk of transmission to residents, staff and physicians in a health care facility is considered low. The risk and vulnerable nature of the residents requires us to approach exposure alerts quickly and comprehensively.
Peace Villa will begin the process to shift back to restricted visitor protocols under COVID-19 Long term Care rules and policies.