Extendicare Bonnyville continues to work closely with the AHS to clear COVID-19 from our home. We are saddened to confirm seven residents of Extendicare Bonnyville have passed away to date, after contracting COVID-19. We have been in touch with each resident’s family and guardians to offer our sympathies on behalf of everyone in the home who knew and cared for them. Each of these residents are members of our close community, who many of us in Bonnyville have personal connections with.
At this time, three of our residents have active cases. An additional 27 residents’ cases have now been declared resolved, meaning they have tested positive more than 14 days ago and are no longer exhibiting symptoms. All residents who consented to vaccination and were eligible have received the full two doses of the vaccine, for a total of 87% of residents now fully vaccinated. Additional residents have received their first dose, and we continue to work with local health officials to schedule their second dose as they become eligible, in line with AHS guidelines.
We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received from our community, including deliveries of cookies, balloons and many other kind gestures shared with us throughout the outbreak. Our care team would also like to thank our health partners for their ongoing collaboration, helping to strengthen our defenses against the virus and clear it from our home as soon as possible.
We remain focused firmly on the safety of our residents and team members and will continue our tireless work to protect them until this virus is no longer a threat.