Rumours about a case of COVID-19 entering the community of Coronation has proven truthful after confirmation was made on Mon. Oct. 5.
In an exclusive statement to the ECA Review, Alberta Health Services (AHS) stated “One positive COVID-19 case in a member of the healthcare team at the Coronation Hospital & Care Centre. There are no cases in any residents.”
It is said that normal operations resumed as of 3 p.m. Sun. Oct. 4 after visitor restrictions were temporarily implemented in Supportive Living.
Normal operations resumed following discussions with the Medical Officer of Health, Workplace Health and Safety and Infection Prevention and Control.
“We are confident there is no increased risk of transmission posed to residents, staff or visitors at this time.”
Additional measures previously implemented, including quarantining residents deemed at highest risk of exposure and restricting visitors, have been lifted.
Recreational activities are resuming, with appropriate precautions in place as before.
When asked what is being done to prevent a potential spread of the virus, it was noted staff and visitors will continue to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and required to wear masks before admittance to the facility.
“We will continue to monitor residents and staff regularly to ensure that, if necessary, precautions can be reinstated in the event of illness.”