Björgin, a rehab clinic and mental health facility in Suðurnes, has closed due to a case of coronavirus. Ten of their clients have been quarantined, and the facility has closed to disinfect over the weekend, Vísir reports.
The center posted on its Facebook page last night on the matter. A family member of a client at Björgin had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on June 30th. An investigation revealed that the aforementioned client also had the virus, which led to Björgin executives to take the above actions.
The center director, Díana Hilmarsdóttir, told Fréttablaðið that vulnerable groups were being cared for while the facility was closed for a few weeks during the height of the pandemic. Between 25 and 40 individuals seek mental health care and fellowship at Björgin every day.
As ever, those looking for more information or advice should go to the Icelandic Government’s excellent COVID-19 help page.
Note: Due to the effect the Coronavirus is having on tourism in Iceland, it’s become increasingly difficult for the Grapevine to survive. If you enjoy our content and want to help the Grapevine’s journalists do things like eat and pay rent, please consider joining our High Five Club.
You can also check out our shop, loaded with books, apparel and other cool merch, that you can buy and have delivered right to your door.
Buy subscriptions, t-shirts and more from our shop right here!