Last updated: Jan 07, 2021
We are pleased to be posting some good and welcome news. On Tuesday, we were able to administer the first dose of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine to the majority of our residents!!!! This was very exciting for residents and staff at the Care Centre. We are now starting the process of vaccinating our staff with the first dose of the vaccine and hope to have this first round completed by the end of next week. It is great to see the smiles and hear the laughter returning. We have been advised to prepare to administer the second dose between January 27 and February 5.
Truman Severson, Executive Director
Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation
Last updated: Jan 15, 2021
On January 14, 2021, a Resident/Family Town Hall Zoom meeting was held. Over 50 people were in attendance and the main topic of discussion was in person visitation. Previously, it was jointly decided with families and care centre personnel, that due to the outbreak and the high community spread in Edmonton, in person visitation would not occur in order to lessen the risk of more infections.
On January 5, 2021, the majority of residents at the care centre were vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine, with their second dose scheduled for early February. We have also had 90 out of 140 staff who have received their first vaccine. The last positive case of COVID-19 at ECCC occurred on December 22 2020. That means, if the site continues to not see any new cases of COVID-19, that the outbreak status will be removed on January 20 2021.
At the conclusion of the January 14 Town Hall meeting, there was consensus that in person visitation would not resume until residents received their second vaccine booster, which is scheduled for February 2, 2021. Another Town Hall meeting will be scheduled in early February to discuss the potential of re-opening in person visitation.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Kelly Kontek, Site Leader