COVID UPDATE – January 2, 2022 – Pavilion
NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 resident
TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 resident | 0 staff)
MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 1, 2022
Memo for Pavilion Residents – January 2, 2022 – This is being handed out this morning.
Date: January 2, 2022
To: Pavilion Residents
Re: COVID-19 Positive in Pavilion
COVID-19 POSITIVE – PAVILION
A resident of Pavilion has been identified as COVID positive and is self-isolating. Residents in contact with COVID positive individual have been tested and are isolating.
DINING: The dining room is closed effective today. Your meals will be delivered to your apartment suite until further notice.
EXTRA PRECAUTIONS: The Omicron variant of COVID is extremely transmissible and can infect those who have had all vaccinations (including 3rd booster shot) as well as those who previously tested positive for COVID. Take ALL precautions, including self-isolating for your own protection. We have a record-high number of COVID positive individuals in BC and in our community. It is very easy to contract or transmit Omicron.
VISITORS: Your visitors must take all precautions before entering the apartment building/your suite. All (you and your visitor) must wear a mask at all times, including in your suite while visiting. Use hand sanitizer frequently and wash hands with warm, soapy water often. No unvaccinated people are permitted inside the apartment buildings, including your family members, housekeepers, service providers or friends. When rapid tests are available, they are mandatory for visitors prior to entrance. At this time, they are not available for visitors.
SELF-ISOLATION: This is a good time for your essential visitors to ensure you have EVERYTHING you need in your apartment. Ensure you have medications, groceries and clean laundry for the next 7 – 10 days. If you contract COVID-19, you will be isolating for a minimum of five days (for fully vaccinated) as per Dr. Bonnie Henry, Dec. 31, 2021 followed by five days of masking and essential outings only (no group activities, such as church or gatherings).
KEEP YOUR CONTACT GROUP SMALL: It is time now to reduce your contact with people to only those who provide you with essential services such as laundry, driving to essential appointments and grocery delivery. Visit with others on the phone instead of in person, even within this apartment building.
WHAT ABOUT IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED? Omicron is infecting those who are fully vaccinated, including those who have the 3rd booster shot. Your illness will likely be more mild than if you were not vaccinated, but it can still be very debilitating or even cause hospitalization or death.
ESSENTIAL OUTINGS: Reduce your outings to essential outings only, such as medical appointments. Choose to watch church online or on Channel 10. Since the Omicron variant is so prevalent in our community, it’s better to have an essential visitor bring you groceries or order online if possible.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS? If you have any of the symptoms on the list below, go immediately to the Haida Center for a COVID-19 gargle or nasal swab test (PCR). Tell them that you live on a campus of care and that you are part of a vulnerable population. This will get you priority access to the testing.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID? Take a rapid test to see if you are positive at this time. If you are, go to the COVID test center for a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis. If you are negative, isolate and re-take the test in 24 hours.
WHAT TO DO WITH TEST RESULTS? Phone Reception: 604.851.4000 to report all test results, including rapid tests. If there is no answer, leave a voicemail message.
RAPID TESTS: You may also ask for a rapid test from Reception or the Dining Team. This test is a simple test that will tell if you have enough viral load at that moment to indicate if you are positive for COVID-19. If you have a positive rapid test, you are considered positive for COVID.
WHAT ABOUT THE COMMON COLD? The common cold is VERY intense this year. If you have cold symptoms AND received a negative gargle or nasal swab test, you likely have a cold. DO NOT SPREAD IT. Stay isolated until symptoms are gone.
Do you have any of these COVID symptoms – even mildly? Get tested for COVID and let us know: Reception: 604.851.4000
|Fever or chills?||Cough? Unproductive cough?|
|Sore throat? Runny nose?||Extreme fatigue or tiredness?|
|Body aches? Muscle aches?||Diarrhea?|
|Difficulty breathing?||Loss of sense of smell or taste?|
|Loss of appetite?||Headache? Nausea or vomiting?|