Public Health has reach out to inform us that a potential varicella zoster cluster (Chickenpox) at Valley View Villa, with 1 confirmed case and 1 probable case that work in the same unit with similar symptom onset date. Possible source of infection is a resident with a herpes zoster infection (Shingles). Although a recent physician assessment did not think this was HZ, swab was taken Feb 3 and is pending
We will be closing the facility from visitors (as a precaution) until further direction is made from Public Health. At this point in time, all staff will be required to undergo testing or prove their immunization. Further communication will be provided as information becomes available.