Outbreak Updates


We do our very best to care for your loved ones through any outbreak. It starts from a belief that caring for people is a privilege that starts with a spiritual purpose and desire to serve. We are making decisions based on the information and evidence available to us, adapting as necessary to create a safe environment for your loved ones and our teams. We are adhering to all protocols and directives issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

We are shifting how we communicate to make it more timely and efficient. You can now scroll down to view a chart that lists all our centres and their current status. The table will be updated on Thursdays by 6 p.m. In the case of outbreaks, we will immediately update that information on the table and indicate how many residents and staff have tested positive.

Effective April 1, 2023, we will move from reporting only COVID outbreaks on our website to reporting all outbreaks such COVID, GI, and ILI. 

COVID Outbreak: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
GI Outbreak: Gastrointestinal Disease
ILI Outbreak: Influenza-Like Illness

In addition to the weekly update table, you can also access the family updates which are sent by email and posted below, by outbreak type, for easy reference.

Please stay healthy and safe. Remember to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or using hand sanitizer. Seniors continue to be among the most vulnerable and the most likely to experience severe symptoms should they become infected with the virus. Families, residents, and staff must work hand-in-hand, exercise caution, and practice diligence in following all public health guidelines to keep outbreaks at bay.

Please direct questions to your site administrator or email admin@covenantcare.ca

Page Last Updated: May 25, 2023

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Community Status Type of
Buffalo Grace Manor Outbreak Prevention
Chateau Vitaline Outbreak Prevention
Dulcina Hospice Outbreak Prevention
Foyer Lacombe Outbreak Prevention
Holy Cross Manor Outbreak Prevention
Villa Marie Confirmed Outbreak COVID-19 15 15 14 resident recovered
St. Marg. Manor Confirmed Outbreak COVID-19 2 2 2 residents recovered
St. Teresa Place Outbreak Prevention
Saint Thomas Confirmed Outbreak GI 39 39 23 residents recovered

*Total number of confirmed positive cases since the outbreak declared at each site. ​

The Chief Medical Officer of Health has outlined three levels for COVID and ILI outbreaks: 

  • Outbreak Prevention – No residents or staff showing any symptoms.
  • Surveillance – 2 or more surveillance cases in a 7-day period with a common epidemiologic link
  • Confirmed (COVID & ILI) – Two or more (resident or staff) confirmed cases within a 7-day period, with a common epidemiological link.
  • Confirmed (GI) – 2 or more confirmed cases (with initial onset within one 48-hour period) of GI illness with a common epidemiological link.

Note: Epidemiological link means the cases need to have been in the setting (same site/same unit) during their incubation period or communicable period.

Resident & Family Memos:

May 18, 2023 – Saint Thomas Confirmed GI Outbreak

May 17, 2023 – St. Marguerite Manor Confirmed COVID Outbreak

May 2, 2023 – St. Teresa Place GI Outbreak All Clear

April 28, 2023 – St. Teresa Place GI Outbreak Confirmed

February 13, 2023 – Holy Cross Manor Outbreak Over

February 10, 2023 – Saint Thomas Outbreak Over

January 19, 2023 – Holy Cross Manor Confirmed Outbreak

January 16, 2023 – Saint Thomas Confirmed Outbreak

January 14, 2023 – Foyer Lacombe Outbreak Over

December 30, 2022 – Foyer Lacombe Confirmed Outbreak

December 16, 2022 – St. Teresa Place Outbreak Over

December 5, 2022 – St. Marguerite Manor Outbreak Over

Useful Links

Alberta Health Services – COVID-19 Information for Albertans

Alberta Health Services – Outbreak Management: Infection Prevention and Control

Government of Alberta – COVID-19 Information for Albertans