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COVID-19 Updates & Information

Check here daily for COVID-19 related updates at Deer Lodge Centre.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Active Case / Outbreak Updates

January 25, 2021

Below is an overview of the current status of Patients, Residents & Staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 (to date above) along with the outbreak status of the associated unit(s):

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(yes / no)
Active Patient / Resident CasesAssociated Patient / Resident DeathsActive Staff Cases
Tower 3 N/S Personal Care HomeYes001 included in L6 Staff Count
Lodge 6Chronic CareNo001
Lodge 2 WestGeriatric Rehab. (Acute Care)Yes001
Tower 6Personal Care HomeYes001 included in L4 Staff Count
Lodge 4 EastGeriatric Rehab. (Acute Care)Resolved
Jan 21/21
(6 of these cases have been co-located from L2W)

On behalf of Kevin Scott, Deer Lodge Centre’s COO, and all of the staff and physicians at DLC, we extend our deepest condolences to the families who have been impacted by the passing of their loved one.  Please be assured our team is working around the clock to contain the virus and to provide the safest possible environment for patients, residents and staff.

Outbreak protocols have been implemented at DLC to ensure the ongoing protection of patients, residents, staff and visitors. Anyone potentially exposed is being identified and directed to self-isolate and, if necessary, will be tested as we investigate the origins of the transmission.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the following measures have been implemented at DLC:

  • Suspension of new patient admissions to Lodge 2 West, Lodge 4 East and Personal Care Home Units.
  • Based on Acute Care (Hospital) Visitation Guidelines, visitation on Lodge 2 West and Lodge 4 East Geriatric Rehabilitation units will be only considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Based on Personal Care Home (PCH) Visitation Guidelines, visitation to all Personal Care Home units is limited to one designated visitor per resident.

These measures continue:

  • Enhanced environmental cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces.
  • Ensuring the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, including donning and doffing of equipment.
  • Ensuring physical distancing on units and common areas.
  • Promoting proper hand hygiene practices.

Our site remains open and all other units and departments are operating as they have been previously.

If you recently visited the facility and have questions or concerns about your own health, please contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.

We would like to assure the community we are doing everything we can to contain the transmission of COVID-19 at our facility. Our efforts continue to keep patients, staff and our community safe.

Regular updates will be provided on this web page as the situation unfolds.

Dec. 31, 2020 – L4E Outbreak Notification Letter

Jan. 6, 2021 – T6 Outbreak Notification Letter

Jan. 16, 2021 – L2W Patient Case Notification Letter

Jan. 17, 2021 – T3 Outbreak Notification Letter

Jan. 18, 2021 – L2W Outbreak Notification Letter

Jan. 21, 2021 – L4E Outbreak Resolution Letter

COVID-19 Vaccine

January 20, 2021

COVID-19 immunization of Personal Care Home (PCH) Residents and Chronic Care Patients at Deer Lodge Centre is set to begin on January 26, 2021. Our staff are currently connecting with Patients, Residents and/ or their primary contact person to talk about the vaccine and to gather their consent for immunization. The second dose of the vaccine is set to be provided beginning February 17, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please read the factsheets posted below or contact your unit Manager or Clinical Resource Nurse.

Please check the Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Vaccine Website for the most up to date information about the vaccine and other plans for immunization of Manitobans.

COVID-19 Vaccines Public Health Factsheet

COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Reactions Factsheet

DLC COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Pilot Project

December 17, 2020

The health and safety of our personal care home residents, and the staff who care for them each and every day, is a top priority. Since the spring, we have implemented a number of precautions to protect your loved one.

Beginning December 21, 2020, our facility will be one of three Manitoba Sites participating in a pilot project that will examine the benefits of asymptomatic surveillance testing of staff working in Manitoba PCHs.

This pilot will use the Abbot Panbio COVID-19 rapid antigen test and will test staff that are showing no symptoms of COVID-19 and have no known exposure to the virus.

As a participating facility, we encourage all staff to take part in this important initiative. Participation is voluntary and staff will be tested once per week.

Read full memo for more details…

Manitoba Backgrounder – Q&A Asymptomatic Testing in PCHs

See older COVID-19 related posts…

Access to the Centre

To keep staff, residents and patients safe Deer Lodge Centre is limiting access to the Centre to only to the front entrance facing Portage Avenue during the hours of 8:00 am & 8:00 pm. All other entrances will be closed except during clinic hours.

Visit the WRHA or Province of Manitoba websites for information and resources related to COVID-19.

Single Site Staffing for Personal Care Homes

Shared Health Manitoba Letter to PCH Residents and Families re: Single Site Staffing

At the direction of the Provincial Public Health Office, Deer Lodge Centre will implement a “single-site staffing model” for nursing and support staff on our Personal Care Home Units beginning May 1, 2020.  If you would like to learn more about the “single-site staffing model”, please read the letter above from Shared Health Manitoba.  You may also call the Patient & Resident Inquires Hotline at 204-833-1760 for general inquires related to DLC.

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