October 26, 2021
The outbreak at Lacombe Lodge has been officially closed.
October 20, 2021
There are currently no new active cases and the tentative lift date for the outbreak status is October 26, 2021
October 8, 2021
There are no new positive cases following the last round of prevalence testing. Room isolation restrictions have been lifted for all residents effective today, and dining room service has resumed.
Pending no new cases, the Outbreak has a tentative lift date of October 26.
September 27, 2021
The third round of prevalence testing took place today, with 2 more residents positive with rapid testing - they have been isolated pending confirmation of the lab test results.
Lab results of the previous prevalence testing did return two false positives, therefore a total of five residents have been confirmed as positive.
Update September 24, 2021
The second round of prevalence testing took place on September 21, with one additional resident testing positive.
AHS IPC conducted an audit at the site today, with minor recommendations and reminders.
The third round of prevalence testing will be scheduled for September 26 or 27.
Update September 20, 2021
Unfortunately there have been four additional positive resident cases, for a total of 6 positive cases to date.
Effective tomorrow, the site will suspend dining room service and provide meal delivery service to all residents. Those residents who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic can still come out of their rooms to walk around or visit 1-1 with co-residents or staff, and the facility staff will try to make this a fun activity for the residents.
The second round of prevalence testing will take place tomorrow, September 21.
Update September 17, 2021
There are currently two residents who have tested positive. Prevalence testing took place at the site yesterday and lab results are pending. Close contacts and unvaccinated residents are isolated to their rooms with meal tray service.
The following site restrictions are in place:
- Admissions are on hold
- Group activities are currently suspended
- Dining room service for all fully vaccinated, asymptomatic residents can continue
No staff have tested positive at this time.
The second round of prevalence testing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday September 21st
Update – September 15, 2021
Today, the MOH has declared Lacombe Lodge to be in outbreak due to one resident testing positive for COVID-19. Any close contact residents and unvaccinated residents will be isolated to their rooms with meal tray service. Hairdressing services and group activities are suspended. Admissions are on hold and social visiting is suspended – only designated family support persons (maximum 4 per resident) are able to attend the site at this time. Home care is currently scheduling prevalence testing for the site.