Brief: Eight staff affected by Mt. Cartier Court COVID-19 outbreak

No residents, eight staff affected in Mt. Cartier Court COVID-19 outbreak.

The Mt. Cartier Court long-term care facility is located next to Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

The number affected by the COVID-19 outbreak at Revelstoke’s Mt. Cartier Court long-term care facility has increased by one, bringing the total to eight people as of Jan. 7, 2022.

All of those affected are staff and there have been no COVID-19 cases included in residents.

The outbreak was declared on Jan. 1, 2022 and was first reported to the public via a province-wide COVID-19 email update on Jan. 4.

There are 43 residents at the long-term care facility.

In our recent podcast, Dr. Sue Pollock, Medical Health Officer at Interior Health, discusses the outbreak, including what’s being done to support residents through the outbreak, and visitorship rules.

Listen here:

Aaron Orlando is a Revelstoke-based journalist who serves as creative director of and Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine. He's been on the news beat in Revelstoke for the past 14 years, serving in senior editorial roles. If you have or call/text him at 250-814-8710.