January 21, 2022
We are so excited to share that we have received confirmation from the Medical Officer of Health this morning that the Outbreak at Rosealta Lodge is officially closed. We want to thank all Residents, Family members, and staff for their patience and support throughout this Outbreak. Please remember to remain diligent and to follow all current restrictions related to COVID19.
January 14. 2022
We are excited to share that we have no new positive cases and all 11 remaining positive Resident cases have recovered. We also have no new positive staff cases and the two prior have returned to work.
As such, the Medical Officer of Health has allowed for hair dressing services to resume with scheduled appointments and only one masked resident at a time.
The tentative outbreak closure date is January 21st.
January 10, 2022
Following the latest meeting with Alberta Health Services, we are able to provide the following updates regarding the ongoing outbreak at Rosealta Lodge:
- No additional confirmed cases, residents or staff
- One additional resident and one staff member have presented with symptoms and are being tested.
- The Medical Officer of Health for our zone has given approval to lift some restrictions: Shared dining and group activities can resume for all residents who are asymptomatic and not close contacts of positive cases & all residents who are asymptomatic and not close contacts are no longer restricted to their rooms.
The next meeting with AHS is scheduled for Thursday, January 13th and we will provide further updates as we receive them. We want to thank our Residents and families for their ongoing patience as we navigate this Outbreak, and we also want to thank our staff for their diligence and hard work throughout these challenges. We are better together.
December 30, 2021
Following the second round of prevalence testing:
- 10 total resident cases have been identified, including the original three cases, with 6 test results still pending.
- No new staff cases, with one test result still pending. We have only had two positive staff members, one of which who has already returned to work.
- No new symptomatic cases.
It is with great sadness that we must also inform you that one of our residents has passed away. If you need support in any way, please reach out to The Bethany Group staff.
Total numbers: 9 positive residents, 2 positive staff members. There are no further prevalence tests scheduled at this time but Home Care will swab any symptomatic cases should they arise. Rosealta Lodge Management is also working with Home Care to identify any residents who have not received the 3rd dose/ Booster vaccine and Home Care will provide a vaccine clinic onsite when arrangements can be made.
Restrictions continue at this time but the Medical Officer of Health for our zone has approved scheduled walks outside of their rooms with staff for residents who have negative results, are not close contacts, and are asymptomatic. Residents will be required to mask while outside of their rooms and to perform hand hygiene before and after the walk is completed. Please reach out to staff if you would like to make these arrangements.
We remain hopeful that if no further positive cases develop, we may receive approval for the further easing of some restrictions later next week.
December 22, 2021
We are sad to share that as of today, December 22nd, Alberta Health Services has declared an Outbreak at our Lodge. This Outbreak has been declared as a result of 3 staff members and one resident testing positive. We are working with Alberta Health Services to best respond to this outbreak.
Effective today, the following changes will be implemented:
Suspension of Safe Visitation:
- Once an outbreak is declared, visitors are no longer allowed in the building with the exception of Designated Support Persons.
- We know that the limitations on seeing your friends and families is very difficult and are working to ensure virtual visits and programming takes place.
- High risk group activities will be on hold until Alberta Health Services determines the outbreak is over. Other group activities may continue if physical distancing and wearing of PPE is in place.
- Isolation refers to separating and restricting the movement of an individual with symptoms of COVID-19, or who is confirmed to have COVID-19, to prevent their contact with others and to reduce the risk of transmission. Quarantine refers to separating and restricting the movement of an individual who was potentially exposed to COVID-19 for 14 days (the incubation period for COVID-19). This is to reduce the risk of transmission if that individual becomes a COVID-19 case. Whether in isolation or quarantine, the expectation is that residents remain in their room and away from others.
- During the outbreak shared dining will no longer take place. Meals will be served through room service until it is deemed safe for residents to return to shared dining.
- Alberta Health Services has scheduled Prevalence testing at the site tomorrow, December 23rd beginning at 9:30 am.