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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Brocklehurst Gemstone long-term care home in Kamloops. Four residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Brocklehurst Gemstone long-term care home in Kamloops.

Four residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

The facility has 125 publicly funded beds and five private beds and is owned by Trellis Seniors Services Ltd.

Interior Health has put a halt on all visits to the facility, except for patients nearing end of life, and outbreak protocols are in place.

The health authority says there is no indication of a connection to other facilities in Kamloops.

Questions from Kamloops This Week regarding the nature of the outbreak and vaccination status of residents and staff were not answered by Interior Health.