In a press release, Island Health says five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 to date. Coronavirus: City of Kelowna concerned about hospital outbreak. The health authority’s COVID-19 information page advises that the outbreak happened in the hospital’s transitional care unit. Two Kelowna restaurants temporarily close following COVID-19 exposure. Five employees have recovered. 's Okanagan. © 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Coronavirus: Kelowna General Hospital outbreak leads to concerns, COVID-19 has now made its way to Kelowna General Hospital. There are four active resident COVID-19 cases. "Interior Health and the operator, Verve Senior Living, will continue to monitor the situation while implementing additional … Sadly, one resident has passed away. Now, health officials are offering even more advice to people planning on having or going to private gatherings, beyond keeping them small. COVID-19 in B.C. The outbreaks list is updated when new outbreaks are declared in a facility. “It’s really disappointing because now we have front-line staff that are supposed to be helping us get through this are now off the job,” said Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. “There is no evidence right now of any risk to patients or any exposure to patients,” said Dr. Pollock. “We are sad to report a COVID-19 related death in Interior Health of a resident in long-term care at McKinney Place in Oliver. COVID-19 Information & Resources. A recent outbreak in the Okanagan is serving as a cautionary tale of what happens when people gather for parties indoors. Dr. Bonnie Henry announced today that there ar. The health authority is letting the public know that this outbreak will not affect services provided at KGH. Interior Health is saying the KGH outbreak is linked to the recent Kelowna exposures at private gatherings. So far, 3,362 people have tested positive for COVID-19, while 2,888 have … HA. “Particularly those who are visiting from outside the community, I would ask that you act as if this was your home,” Basran told Global News on Saturday. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees. An outbreak has been declared at Kelowna’s Orchard Manor long-term care home after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Interior Health said 27 cases have been confirmed at Teck Mining Ltd. operations near Elkford. 's first COVID-19 outbreak in the school system has been declared at École de l'Anse-au-sable in Kelowna, where three cases have been confirmed. There is a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak declared for the long term care area. In an effort to stop … : Surrey food plant closed after outbreak, 24 deaths, 32 schools with exposures, and more straight.com - Craig Takeuchi. “We are encouraging people if they need to seek medical attention at the hospital, they do come to Kelowna General Hospital. “We are asking people who are having gatherings, that they collect the contact information and names of people at the gathering,” said Dr. Pollock. Please read our Commenting Policy first. @ctvcarlyyoshida Contact. When an outbreak is over, the facility is removed from the list. Interior Healthis saying the KGH outbreak is linked to the recent Kelowna exposures at private gatherings. COVID-19 outbreak declared at Orchard Manor long-term care facility in Kelowna One staff member has tested positive for the virus. Outbreak in Kelowna, B.C., forces 1,000 people into self-isolation. It remains the only declared COVID-19 outbreak in a B.C. COVID-19 has now made its way to Kelowna General Hospital. Additional links are listed below to other sources of information, which are also being updated frequently. Read more: Support local journalism by clicking here to make a one-time contribution or by subscribing for a small monthly fee. McKinney Place in Oliver is the latest home in the region to be struck by the virus. McKinney Place in Oliver is the latest home in the region to be struck by the virus. Additional links are listed below to other sources of information, which are also being updated frequently. VANCOUVER -- Health officials are working to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 at a French-language school in B.C. Kelowna is not a COVID-19 free bubble,” said Basran. Read more: A block on visits to the care home has been put in place. British Columbia’s top health official is concerned about the coronavirusoutbreak in Kelowna. This new outbreak at the hospital raises concerns for the City of Kelowna. This frequently updated page is to provide information and resources to tourism industry businesses of Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. COVID-19 in B.C. COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at long-term care home in the Okanagan Another long-term care home has been hit with a COVID-19 outbreak. school. The new possible exposure comes after Interior Health disclosed multiple members of the middle school's community had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Kelowna care home outbreak declared Friday On Friday, Interior Health declared an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Belgo Unit at Kelowna's Sun Pointe Village care home. COVID-19 in B.C. There are no active employee COVID-19 cases. A woman in her 70s has died from the COVID-19 outbreak at McKinney Place long-term care in Oliver. : Kelowna outbreak expands to 13 individuals in their 20s and 30s at two parties by Craig Takeuchi on July 14th, 2020 at 11:53 AM 1 of 1 2 of 1 The layoff follows a COVID-19 outbreak linked, in part, to a large party at the end of November KELOWNA (NEWS 1130) – Several seasonal staff members no longer work at Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna as it grapples with dozens of new COVID-19 cases that started with a large party more than two weeks ago. A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at another long-term care home in the Okanagan. It has promised to “continue to monitor the situation” and implement additional infection control measures. Twenty-seven cases, spanning three sites, have been confirmed as of Wednesday. Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home in Kelowna. One resident has recovered. To date, 15 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in association with this outbreak, and 13 of the cases are … A second COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the LNG Canada Project site in Kitimat. Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Orchard Manor long-term care home in Kelowna.According to a written statement from the health authority, one staff member has tested positive for the virus. Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below. Outbreaks are listed for the following types of infections and illnesses: Gastrointestinal Illness (GI), Respiratory Infection (RI), and Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI). Another four residents of Kelowna's Mountainview Village care home have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total size of the outbreak to 11. COVID-19 case connected to Kelowna restaurant, 78 now linked to parties. Families are terrified that new cases could signal another large outbreak but have been told little, Joanne Fry, the mother of one inmate said Saturday morning. Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao, owners of RauDZ Regional Table and Micro Bar … Outbreaks have recently been declared at homes in Penticton and Kelowna. He is asking everyone, especially visitors, to me mindful that COVID-19 transmission doesn’t stop just because you’re on vacation. This page will carry updates from official sources relating to travel and tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. She said she has confirmed at least one new case. Dr. Bonnie Henry calls Kelowna, B.C., COVID-19 outbreak ‘concerning,’ says more cases expected. No residents have tested positive or are experiencing symptoms. Carly Yoshida-Butryn Reporter, CTVNewsVancouver.ca . Okanagan winery reopens after employee tests positive for COVID-19. Interior Health says four cases of COVID … We take COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously and are following the direction of the Provincial Health Ministry to deal with the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia. We appreciate your consideration and any contribution you can provide. Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at three mining sites in British Columbia. No residents have tested positive or are experiencing symptoms. This page will carry updates from official sources relating to travel and tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. The outbreak comes as Kelowna's École de L’Anse-au-sable outbreak grows to 16 cases. “Everybody, from front-line workers to Kelowna residents and people visiting here, we all need to do better. : Kelowna outbreak expands to 13 individuals in their 20s and 30s at two parties Haida matriarchs oppose luxury fishing lodge reopenings by "occupying" ancient villages Home / Our community / COVID-19 / City of Kelowna - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response . VANCOUVER -- Eleven people connected to an outbreak at a Kelowna school have now tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said Friday. Kelowna’s mayor is reminding people to physically distance and take other necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19after 13 cases have been connected to a city’s cluster. VANCOUVER -- Health officials in British Columbia's Interior have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at a church in Kelowna. Although there are some signs of decreases in COVID-19 cases in some categories, the death roll remains high in the province. “Extensive testing of staff and residents is also underway,” Interior Health added. – Jul 18, 2020, Kelowna mother speaks about her battle with COVID-19, Kelowna mother speaks about her battle with COVID-19 – Jul 17, 2020, Chilliwack churchgoers defy COVID-19 restrictions days after Mounties issue fines, Saskatchewan advocates hope progress doesn’t regress as COVID-19 vaccines roll-out, Ontario planning to implement provincewide lockdown, including school closures: sources, Iran sentences ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ to 10 years in jail for photos, ‘SNL’ cold open reveals who will play Joe Biden post-Jim Carrey, U.S. investigating 5 allergic reactions to Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Over half a million Canadians have now been infected with the coronavirus, Ontario reports 2,316 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths, Coronavirus: Many flock to malls as Hamilton set to enter lockdown Monday, Video of arrest at Calgary community rink results in accusations of police ‘going overboard’, How to make your dinner table festive for the holidays, Coronavirus: Ford government to implement nearly province-wide lockdown on Christmas Eve, Woman behind ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ sentenced to 10 years in Iranian prison, 6 employees at Kelowna General Hospital test positive for coronavirus, Dr. Bonnie Henry calls Kelowna, B.C., COVID-19 outbreak ‘concerning,’ says more cases expected, Okanagan winery reopens after employee tests positive for COVID-19, Kelowna brewery temporarily closes doors because of COVID-19 concerns, Traffic down in downtown Kelowna after COVID-19 advisory. : Kelowna outbreak expands to 13 individuals in their 20s and 30s at two parties Haida matriarchs oppose luxury fishing lodge reopenings by "occupying" ancient villages B.C. Eight recently announced COVID-19 cases may be linked to a party at a Kelowna residence, Interior Health's medical health officer said. “Through our investigation, we have determined the individuals did acquire COVID-19 out in the community rather than the hospital setting,” said Dr. Pollock. Read more: Dr. Bonnie Henry calls Kelowna, B.C., COVID-19 outbreak ‘concerning,’ says more cases expected . Kelowna's École de l’Anse-au-sable has decided to close its operations entirely for 10 days after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at the school last week. Kelowna school has first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in B.C. This has been our most challenging long-term care outbreak and we offer our condolences to the family and the caregivers, said Susan Brown, president and CEO, Interior … Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home in Kelowna. A cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to Big White ski resort near Kelowna, B.C., has grown to 60 confirmed cases, according to the Interior Health Authority. Basran says with the new cases of COVID-19, it’s now more important than ever to follow the directions made by the province. This new outbreak at the hospital raises concerns for the City of Kelowna. Interior Health said eight residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at McKinney Place. An outbreak has been declared at a Teck mining operation near Elkford. Owners of RauDZ Regional Table and Micro Bar Bites made the announcement on social media Twila Amato ; Dec. 18, 2020 11:15 a.m. News; Two Kelowna restaurants will be closed for the time being after a staff member was exposed to COVID-19. A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at another long-term care home in the Okanagan. The response to the COVID-19 public health issue can evolve quickly. 6 employees at Kelowna General Hospital test positive for coronavirus. Of those cases, 10 reside in Interior Health, while other cases have been identified in Vancouver Island Health, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Good Samaritan Mountainview Village, Kelowna, B.C. “We did confirm yesterday that we have six staff members at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) that have tested positive for COVID-19,” said Dr. Sue Pollock, Interior Health’s interim chief medical health officer. “Those cases are linked to recent events in Kelowna, where we’ve seen exposures at gatherings and places of business.”, Read more: A new COVID-19 case has been connected to Mission Institution, the site of B.C.’s largest prison outbreak in the spring. It is a safe place.”. On Friday, the B.C. The response to the COVID-19 public health issue can evolve quickly. "We are looking at different options, and we are trying to contain the outbreak." The number of cases connected to a COVID-19 exposure in Kelowna on Canada Day continues to grow. Updated: December 7, 2020. COVID-19 in B.C. 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