The outbreak declared August 28, 2021 for the Inpatient Unit at Fort St. John Hospital continues. Ongoing monitoring and testing has not identified any additional cases associated with this outbreak.
To date, four patients and three staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Two patients have since recovered. Sadly, one of the patients who tested positive in association with the outbreak has passed away. Northern Health extends condolences to their family, friends and caregivers.
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.