Confirmed COVID-19 case at Vernon's Carrington Place seniors home

COVID case at Carrington

A staff member at a Vernon seniors home has come down with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Twyla Wygle, spokesperson for Carrington Place, says a casual, part-time employee has tested positive for the coronavirus.

"They are a very casual employee, and they haven't been in the building for several days," Wygle said.

She says Interior Health was immediately notified of the case, and the health authority determined the risk of exposure was low.

"We've taken several extra steps to be careful," said Wygle, including keeping residents confined to their rooms "for the next few days."

"We want to take that extra precaution and watch for any symptoms.... For the time being, residents are having their meals in the rooms."

The single case is the first at Carrington, and is not considered an outbreak.

Meanwhile, confirmed outbreaks continue at Noric House and Heritage Square in Vernon.

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