VCH: COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Edgemont Village

VANCOUVER Coastal Health (VCH) on Friday declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Edgemont Village, after one resident and two staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Amica Edgemont Village is a private care facility, owned and operated by Amica Senior Lifestyles. VCH will be supporting Amica’s outbreak response for the duration of the outbreak period.

Outbreak precautions have been implemented at Amica Edgemont Village. The long-term care unit on the 1st floor is closed to new admissions and transfers at this time and all group activities have been suspended. Visits to the affected unit have been suspended until outbreak measures are lifted; with an exception for essential care or compassionate visits at the end of life. The outbreak does not affect those living in the memory care unit or the independent living suites.

VCH immediately implemented strict infection prevention and control protocols to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.