Victoria, BC March 26, 2020 – Berwick Retirement Communities has announced that there is a confirmed case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Berwick by the Sea in Campbell River. The individual who tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been self-isolating in their room since their return to Berwick by the Sea on the 24th of March, 2020.
Berwick Retirement Communities and Berwick by the Sea is working with Island Health to take the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of all residents and staff, as well as those in the broader community.
Island Health has also confirmed that close contacts of the individual who tested positive have been notified and all necessary steps are being taken. If you have not been contacted by Public Health, you are not considered at risk of exposure to this individual.
All of Berwick’s leadership teams are working hard to closely monitor the situation at Berwick by the Sea. All Berwick communities have been diligently preparing for this situation and outbreak protocols have been in place since last week out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of our residents and staff.
We are taking every step possible to ensure the virus is contained. The health and safety of our residents and staff is a top priority for Berwick Retirement Communities.
Berwick Retirement Communities is working rigorously around the clock with Island Health to control and contain the virus. Berwick is also communicating daily with the Communicable Disease Nurse.
As communicated to all family members yesterday, the most efficient way to receive a response regarding the confirmed case at Berwick by the Sea is to send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org as all staff within the Berwick by the Sea community are supporting outbreak procedures.
This also serves as a reminder that COVID-19 is a concern that is not isolated to one region or city on Vancouver Island and it is imperative for everyone to follow the Provincial Health Officer’s directives around physical distancing, hygiene and self-isolating if you have symptoms.
For further information about COVID-19, please visit http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19
Letters regarding the confirmed case at Berwick by the Sea were send to residents, family members and staff yesterday and to the entire Berwick community this morning (March 26th, 2020).News & Press