COVID-19 Outbreak Update
Dear Residents, Relatives, and Friends of Buckland,
I would like to thank you for all your patience and support during the current situation.
As discussed yesterday, a staff member who worked her last shift at our facility on the 21st of August returned a positive COVID-19 test on the 24th of August. This has triggered our outbreak management plan, however after the initial advise from yesterday that we are an active outbreak, the Public Health Unit advised us this morning that we are not considered to be in an active outbreak.
I thank you once again for your patience during this stressful time as we seek to mitigate any further risks. It is important to note that we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the facility. To date, no resident or active staff returned a positive COVID-19 test but we will continue the precautionary lockdown until all residents have returned negative results. We expect the results to be available to us by tomorrow afternoon.
Our outbreak management team will bring all the skills and resources necessary to provide a safe environment during this precautionary lockdown until all residents return negative test results.
We will continue the communication updates on our efforts to manage the current situation.
Thank you for your patience whilst we focus on keeping our residents safe. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions and or concerns.
Chief Executive Officer