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Six cases of COVID-19 reported at North Peace Seniors Housing Society in Fort St. John

An assisted living facility in Fort St. John has become the site of a second COVID-19 healthcare outbreak in the north.

Northern Health declared an outbreak today (Monday) at the North Peace Seniors Housing Society apartments, with six confirmed cases. 

All six cases are residents of the facility.

As a result, residents are being asked to take extra precautions, including reducing visitors and social interactions.

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People at risk have been asked to self-isolate in their apartments.

Common rooms have been closed, and increased cleaning is planned throughout the complex.

All apartment residents are being asked to self-monitor for symptoms,  adhere to mask-wearing in public areas, and reduce movement and interactions with others.

The outbreak declaration will be in place for at least 28 days.

Meanwhile, an outbreak was recently rescinded at the Peace Villa Long Term Care Facility, also in Fort St. John.

The Rotary Manor outbreak in Dawson Creek declared November 2nd remains ongoing.

As of Thursday (November 19), the Manor has reported at least 12 cases and two deaths.

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