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Long-term care & assisted living COVID-19 resources for operators

Vancouver Coastal Health is committed to working with all homes in the Coastal, Richmond and Vancouver Communities of Care to deliver the best possible care experience for residents and their families. 

What happens when COVID-19 is identified at a care home?

Read the outbreak operations checklist for more information on what to do if a care home resident or staff member has COVID-19. To learn more about prevention and outbreak measures related to COVID-19, please see the BC Centre for Disease Control'sinterim guidance document. For the VCH IPAC LTC Toolkit, click here and scroll down to "Long-Term Care Toolkit".


Contact information

Have questions? Please see the information below for contacts by topic.

Medical Health Officer orders and/or licensing:
paul.markey@vch.ca
Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies:
lillian.simon@vch.ca
Requests for Interdisciplinary Long-Term Care Team (ILTC):
judi.dueck@vch.canesreen.lee@vch.ca 
Other:
ltceoc@vch.ca


Resources

Use these resources to get the latest information related to COVID-19.

VCH Medical Health Officer and licensing information

March 18, 2020:  Order of the Medical Health Officer: Nasopharyngeal swabs

May 19, 2020:  Order of the Medical Health Officer: COVID-19 prevention and control in long-term care homes

May 15, 2020:  Order of the Medical Health Officer: Facility staff assignment order

Staff and screening tools

September 2, 2020: Long-term care COVID-19 enhanced staff screening questionnaire

September 2, 2020: Long-term care staff testing assessment

Provincial Health Officer

April 15, 2020:  Long-term care facility staff assignment

To view all COVID-19 related orders from the Provincial Health Officer, visit the Government of British Columbia website.



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