A COVID-19 outbreak that was declared two weeks ago at a retirement home in Regina has claimed the life of one resident.
According to a statement issued by Revera on Oct. 13, nine residents at the company's Marian Chateau home had been infected to date and one of those residents with COVID-19 died. Four of the nine cases were considered resolved.
The outbreak was declared on Oct. 4, according to the company, though the provincial Ministry of Health's COVID-19 outbreaks page indicates it was declared one day before.
Revera is among the Saskatchewan care home operators that announced in August it would require its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 12 or be placed on unpaid leave.
Larry Roberts, a spokesperson for Revera, said all employees working at the company's Saskatchewan retirement homes have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and none of them have tested positive.
"We cannot confirm the vaccinated status of the resident who passed away, out of respect for their privacy," Roberts said. "We can confirm that 84 residents live at Marian Chateau, and almost all residents and staff are fully vaccinated, with third doses being scheduled for residents eligible under Saskatchewan Health Authority criteria."
All staff at Marian Chateau are being screened at the beginning and end of their shifts and are required to wear a surgical mask and eye protection in the residence at all times, according to the company's Oct. 13 update.
Residents are being served meals in their rooms while "group recreation programming has been replaced by one-on-one activities with residents for social engagement."
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