An employee at the Carinity Cedarbrook aged care community in Mudgeeraba has tested positive for COVID-19.
The fully vaccinated staff member was notified on Friday 3 December that they had been in contact with a person who tested positive to the virus. The employee left the aged care community for testing immediately. Queensland Health and the families of residents were also notified.
Precautionary COVID-19 response procedures including ceasing non-essential visits and limiting resident movement throughout the community were also enacted.
Residents are being closely monitored for any COVID-19 symptoms. All residents and staff are undergoing COVID-19 testing under the direction of Queensland Health.
Staff will continue providing care to residents using full personal protective equipment (PPE). Any staff member that displays symptoms of the virus will cease their shift immediately.
Carinity’s number one priority is providing a safe home for our residents and a safe workplace for our team.
We will provide regular updates to the families of residents and Carinity staff until we are confident any COVID-19 risk has been controlled within the Carinity Cedarbrook community.