Ongoing monitoring and testing has identified two additional COVID-19 case associated with the outbreak declared August 28, 2021 for the Inpatient Unit at Fort St. John Hospital.
To date, there have been four patients and three staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Enhanced outbreak control measures remain in place at Fort St. John Hospital.
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 between care areas of the hospital
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.
View more information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region.