Shepherd’s Care Millwoods continuing-care centre in south Edmonton is reporting a rise of 16 new instances of COVID-19 and one extra loss of life, in line with an replace posted to the inspiration’s web site on Saturday.
This brings the loss of life toll to eight on the Millwoods facility.
There are actually 101 instances of COVID-19 linked to the outbreak on the care centre. Residents have seen a rise of six instances, bringing the full to 60 from final week.
The vast majority of the brand new instances are amongst employees. This brings the full variety of employees with COVID-19 to 41, 27 of whom are employed by Shepherd’s Care, 10 are placement college students or assist employees by way of the power’s service suppliers and 4 are employed by Alberta Well being Providers.
13 employees have recovered to this point.
Zachary Tenner, govt director of communications for Shepherds, stated they imagine all of the resident instances are related to unfold earlier than the power went into isolation on Sept. 23.
“Relying on after they turned optimistic, they might not have gotten a check for 5 – 6 days and it takes public well being 5 – 6 days to report the numbers again to us,” he stated
“So if you add on the delay from the testing after which the delays to get the outcomes again, that is why we imagine the numbers proceed to go up a bit final week.”
Regardless of employees instances on the rise, Tenner confirmed that AHS had given the power an exemption from the single-site order.
Below a single-site order, employees can solely work at that one facility. However now with the exemption, employees from different amenities can come work at Shepherds in Millwoods in addition to at different amenities.
He stated the exemption was to make up for the low numbers of employees on the facility as a result of employees which might be sick or isolating.
Tenner stated they’ve been clear concerning the outbreak and the brand new employees coming in are conscious of the circumstances.
“Our medical employees are skilled for this and I feel everybody that goes into well being care is aware of that they might be coping with an outbreak state of affairs,” he stated.
“Now we have AHS employees readily available to assist handle the outbreak and ensure there’s correct monitoring of hand hygiene and correct use of non-public protecting gear.”
Shepherd’s is holding a public town hall meeting with president and CEO, Shawn Terlson on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:00 p.m.. Tenner stated the city corridor is for members of the general public, members of the family and residents to ask questions.