Veterans Memorial Lodge Enhanced Surveillance Extended to January 10, 2022

On December 28, 2021, we advised you that a team member at Veterans Memorial Lodge had tested positive for COVID-19. Today we are advising you that an additional team member at Veterans Memorial Lodge has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working closely with Island Health’s Medical Health Officer and Public Health team, and will keep you informed on a regular basis.

What you need to know

Earlier today, we were advised that one team member working on A1 Lodge (Olympic View Lodge) tested positive for COVID-19. This person last worked the night shift starting on Saturday, December 25, 2021, and is now self-isolating at home. Island Health’s Public Health team is completing contact tracing to determine anyone who may have been at risk of exposure.

The two team members who tested positive for COVID-19 at Veterans Memorial Lodge were not in contact with each other at any time. Therefore there is no evidence of transmission within our Care Home, and Island Health has extended our current enhanced surveillance by two days, to January 10, 2022.

Enhanced surveillance means the risk for exposure to residents, team members, and visitors is low. At this time:

  • All Broadmead Care team members continue to wear masks in accordance with Ministry of Health Policy;
  • No residents are currently showing COVID-19 symptoms, and are screened for symptoms twice daily; and,
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols continue to be in place.

What you need to do

You are welcome to visit VML as usual, following all COVID-19 protocols currently in place. With an abundance of caution, we are additionally asking all visitors to wear masks at all times while in our Care Homes. This includes time you spend in your loved one’s room.

We will keep you informed as we have additional information to share. Thank you for all you do to help us keep everyone as safe as possible.