VCH: COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Lions Gate

VANCOUVER Coastal Health (VCH) on Saturday declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Lions Gate, after two residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Amica Lions Gate is 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 Lions Gate. The facility is closed to new admissions and transfers at this time and all group activities have been suspended. Visits to the facility have been suspended until outbreak measures are lifted; with an exception for essential care or compassionate visits at the end of life.

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