General Preventative Measures at KinVillage

As the province continues to respond and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, KinVillage continues to update and follow the revised restrictions, policy amendments and guidance set out by the Ministry of Health, Fraser Health, BC Housing and the City of Delta.  The following general measures are reflective of the Ministry of Health’s current directions:

Updated general measures include:

  • all staff working must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • staff must wear a medical mask at all times unless eating or drinking
  • frequent and meticulous hand hygiene (there are numerous hand sanitizing stations)
  • measures to maintain physical distancing (2 meters) where possible
  • signage at strategic locations reminding of important precautions such as: respiratory  etiquette to help “stop the spread”, physical distancing, do not enter if ill, hand hygiene
  • twice daily cleaning of frequent/high touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, railings, elevator buttons etc.) in all of our buildings
  • reviewing our volunteers ensuring those who wish to volunteer are fully vaccinated and that volunteers are assigned to a specific building

Specifically in our Care Home (West Court) and Assisted Living residence (South Court):

  • active screening for symptoms of staff daily and anyone else coming into the buildings; building entry is via a single entrance
  • vigilant monitoring of residents and ongoing self-monitoring by staff for any symptoms indicating possible infection
  • prompt testing and isolation of anyone (staff or residents) displaying symptoms until results indicate they do not have an infection
  • visitor screening prior to entry including proof of full vaccination and are advised of mask requirements. Visits may occur in resident rooms/suites or outside
  • adapting recreation programs to meet MOH directives
  • continuing single site staffing, implemented May 15th, 2020, as part of a provincial initiative for the safety of residents and staff, that restricts staff to work in only one long-term care home or assisted living residence

For more information, please refer to the BC Provincial and Regional COVID-19 Restrictions info page