An active outbreak at Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health facility is not an outbreak of COVID-19 says Island Health.
The outbreak started on March 23 at the facility, which has 40 inpatient beds.
According to Island Health, it is currently standard practice to include COVID-19 testing in the initial round of testing within facilities, along with Influenza A and respiratory syncytial virus.
“At this time, there is no evidence that the outbreak at Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility is related to COVID-19,” reads a statement.
Island Health added there are well-established prevention and control measures in place during any outbreak to keep residents safe and contain the outbreak.