October 20, 2021
There are currently no new active cases and the tentative lift date for the outbreak status is October 26, 2021
Update October 8, 2021
There are no new positive cases following the last round of prevalence testing. Room isolation restrictions have been lifted for all residents effective today, and dining room service has resumed.
Pending no new cases, the Outbreak has a tentative lift date of October 26.
Update September 27, 2021
The third round of prevalence testing took place today, with 2 more residents positive with rapid testing - they have been isolated pending confirmation of the lab test results.
Lab results of the previous prevalence testing did return two false positives, therefore a total of five residents have been confirmed as positive.
Update September 24, 2021
The second round of prevalence testing took place on September 21, with one additional resident testing positive.
AHS IPC conducted an audit at the site today, with minor recommendations and reminders.
The third round of prevalence testing will be scheduled for September 26 or 27.
Update September 20, 2021
Unfortunately there have been four additional positive resident cases, for a total of 6 positive cases to date.
Effective tomorrow, the site will suspend dining room service and provide meal delivery service to all residents. Those residents who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic can still come out of their rooms to walk around or visit 1-1 with co-residents or staff, and the facility staff will try to make this a fun activity for the residents.
The second round of prevalence testing will take place tomorrow, September 21.
Update September 17, 2021
There are currently two residents who have tested positive. Prevalence testing took place at the site yesterday and lab results are pending. Close contacts and unvaccinated residents are isolated to their rooms with meal tray service.
The following site restrictions are in place:
- Admissions are on hold
- Group activities are currently suspended
- Dining room service for all fully vaccinated, asymptomatic residents can continue
No staff have tested positive at this time.
The second round of prevalence testing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday September 21st
Update – September 15, 2021
Today, the MOH has declared Lacombe Lodge to be in outbreak due to one resident testing positive for COVID-19. Any close contact residents and unvaccinated residents will be isolated to their rooms with meal tray service. Hairdressing services and group activities are suspended. Admissions are on hold and social visiting is suspended – only designated family support persons (maximum 4 per resident) are able to attend the site at this time. Home care is currently scheduling prevalence testing for the site.
Update May 18, 2021
We are pleased to report that after no new positive test results, the Medical Officer of Health has declared the outbreak over.
Update - May 17, 2021
A second round of prevalence testing took place yesterday, Sunday, May 16th, for both residents and staff. At this time, we have not received any test results.
Our hope is that with the continued negative test results for COVID-19, the outbreak won’t be in place for too much longer.
Our next meeting with Alberta Health Services is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th.
Update - May 14, 2021
After prevalence testing, we have no new positive cases or symptomatic residents or staff. We are waiting on seven resident test results.
A second round of prevalence testing is scheduled for Sunday, May 16th for both residents and staff. Residents are also being monitored twice daily for any symptoms.
ON May 11th, Public Health and Alberta Health Services completed a site visit and noted no concerns.
Our hope is that the outbreak may be declared over by end of next week if we continue to have no new positive cases.
Update - May 11, 2021
An outbreak was declared by Alberta Health Services for Lacombe Lodge effective May 7th after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
Six staff members were identified as close contacts and were off work on isolation while undergoing testing. All test results came back negative and four staff members have returned to work.
All residents and staff underwent prevalence testing today on site through Rapid Tests. We will learn more when results are confirmed by Alberta Health Services.
At this time, no residents are considered close contacts. Dining room service and small group activities will continue.
Public Health and Alberta Health Services Infection Prevention & Control will complete a site visit tomorrow.
Our next meeting with Alberta Health Services is tomorrow. We will provide another update afterwards.