FRASER Health on Wednesday declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Royal Columbian Hospital. With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in acute sites, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this location, it said.
Fraser Health declared an outbreak at Royal Columbian Hospital on November 19 after evidence of transmission in a medicine unit.
Upon declaring the outbreak, Fraser Health said it immediately implemented precautions, including enhanced cleaning, as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.
Fraser Health said that at this time, it is critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as they have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. Don’t wait, and book or drop by one of the collection centres which are operated in partnership with local Divisions of Family Practice. People living in the Fraser Health region can find information about test collection centres by visiting Fraser Health’s website.
To book a COVID-19 testing appointment, complete a COVID-19 test booking form.
For more information about COVID-19, visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.