City of Brandon Confirms 9th Positive COVID-19 Case In Its Workforce
Source: City of Brandon Public Service Announcement
March 10, 2021
Brandon, MB – To be fully transparent and out of an abundance of caution, the City of Brandon confirms that an employee of the corporation has recently tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the ninth positive case of COVID-19 confirmed within the municipality’s workforce since the City of Brandon identified its first staff case on August 13th, 2020.
The impacted employee works within Emergency Communications and last worked on March 7th, 2021. They were tested on March 8th, 2021. Positive results were confirmed on March 9th, 2021. The employee had no contact with members of the public.
Deep cleaning of the work area is currently underway.
The City of Brandon has been in close contact with Shared Health regarding this situation. Shared Health will be conducting contact tracing for any exposure risks and directly contacting affected individuals considered at risk with the next steps.
The employee is self-isolating at home as per the guidance of Manitoba Public Health and Occupational Health. The City of Brandon wishes the employee a safe and speedy recovery.
As it has since the outset of its response to this global pandemic, the City of Brandon adheres to a high level of COVID-19 prevention protocols in its workplaces and public spaces, including, but not limited to: mandatory handwashing/sanitizing upon entrance to all civic facilities, the installation of plexiglass barriers at all public service counters, the establishment of safe physical distancing protocols in its facilities, mandatory face coverings, and extra cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.
More information on the City of Brandon’s COVID-19 response can be found athttps://www.brandon.ca/covid-19-updates.