Interior Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna.
Two staff and 10 residents at the facility have tested positive for the virus. Contact tracing is underway.
Interior Health states anyone in close contact with the individuals who tested positive will be contacted and provided direction on self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms.
Cottonwoods Care Centre is operated by Interior Health and has 221 publicly-funded long-term care beds. The health authority is continuing to monitor the situation while implementing further infection control and preventative measures.
Outbreak protocols are in place at the home, including a pause of all visitation.
Interior Health is continuing several measures put in place to protect residents and staff of care homes and their families. This includes:
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