Psychiatric Center In Suðurnes Closes Due To Coronavirus

Psychiatric Center In Suðurnes Closes Due To Coronavirus

Published July 3, 2020

Sam O'Donnell
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Vísir/Vilhelm

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.

Kæru félagarUpp hefur komið staðfest smit hjá notanda í Björginni. Eftir ítarlegt samráð og leiðbeiningar frá…

Posted by Björgin – Geðræktarmiðstöð Suðurnesja on Fimmtudagur, 2. júlí 2020

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.

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