Good Samaritan Heron Grove has one resident test positive for COVID-19

Virus case at Heron Grove

The Good Samaritan Heron Grove retirement facility in Vernon has had one resident test positive for COVID-19.

While Interior Health has not declared an outbreak at the facility, Heron Grove posted a letter to their website on Jan. 13, informing the public of the positive case.

Employees will continue to monitor residents and themselves while following strict infection control practices, this includes regular temperature checks before shifts.

“We are kindly asking all residents, including those in independent living, to minimize their movement around the care home whenever possible," reads the letter.

"Contact droplet precautions have been put in place for the resident who is positive, and that means employees are wearing full personal protective equipment when providing care and services to them, and then discarding it afterwards before providing care and services to anyone else.”

The resident who is positive for the coronavirus is in the assisted living area.

Contact tracing is being conducted and anyone who may have been in close contact with the resident who tested positive has already been contacted by Interior Health.

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