Health SWAT team at Langley Lodge after COVID-19 case confirmed

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      A longterm care home in Langley has joined the list of care facilities in British Columbia with COVID-19 cases.

      Fraser Health Authority confirmed today (March 31) that a staff member at Langley Lodge, owned by the Langley Care Society, has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is in self-isolation at home.

      A Fraser Health SWAT team is at the site as residents and families are being informed about the situation.

      Fraser Health and staff are working towards identifying anyone who may have been exposed and are implementing measures to protect staff, residents, and families, including enhanced cleaning and infection-control measures.

      Staff and resident movement at the facility has been restricted, and visitors have been limited to essential visits. All staff and residents will be screened twice a day.

      Previously on March 27, Fraser Health confirmed that a staff member at Elim Village (The Harrison), owned by the Elim Christian Care Society, and a community health worker at Chartwell Independent Living at Langley Gardens, owned by Chartwell Retirement Residences, had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

      The same measures mentioned above for Langley Lodge were undertaken at these locations.

      On March 30, B.C. confirmed there were 13 longterm care homes affected in the province.

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