Dear Cedars Community,
As the Delta Variant of Covid-19 continues to circulate in the larger community, we would like to remind everyone to be vigilant. Although The Cedars has exceptionally high immunization rates, we must remember that the immune systems of older adults are not as robust as those of younger community members.
Studies are showing that even fully vaccinated individuals can spread virus to others. Vulnerable seniors and others with compromised immune systems are at higher risk of illness even when fully vaccinated.
We are asking all family and friends to ensure that if you are exposed in any way or are feeling unwell (headache, runny nose, fatigue, or any of the other known symptoms), please do not visit.
When you do visit your family member or friend at or away from The Cedars, please follow best practice and 1) wear a mask to protect them, 2) visit outside whenever possible, and 3) only visit with your family or friend rather than others who live at The Cedars. By following this guidance you are protecting all members of our community at The Cedars.
Finally, if you are not yet vaccinated, please consider getting vaccinated.
With the changes in regulations throughout BC, we are seeing more cases and more outbreaks in Long Term Care and Assisted Living. It is only by working together and doing everything we can to protect ourselves and others that we will find a way through this current pandemic.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Tia-Alexandra Everitt, CDP, EOLD
Mission Association for Senior’s Housing