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UPDATE - COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Rotary Manor, Dawson Creek

Northern Health
Information Bulletin

Northern Health is pleased to advise that a COVID-19 outbreak declared in early November at Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek, is officially over. COVID-19 outbreak protocols are being lifted for the final remaining unit where the exposure risk period has now passed.

In total, there were a total of nine confirmed resident cases of COVID-19, and four staff cases. Sadly, two residents passed away in November, associated with this outbreak.

Rotary Manor staff and care providers have diligently focused on enhanced outbreak control measures throughout Rotary Manor for more than four weeks, while continuing to provide excellent care to residents during this challenging time.

All Northern Health long-term care facilities have very clear policies and procedures for COVID-19 infection prevention and control, and these will remain the focus at Rotary Manor to limit the risk of transmission to residents, staff and physicians. This includes ensuring social visits, which can now resume for residents on the affected unit, follow strict COVID-19 prevention protocols. Visitors should contact the facility to arrange visits, and not go to the facility without these arrangements in place.

Northern Health thanks Rotary Manor families and residents for their patience, cooperation and support in recent weeks.

More information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region.