City of Brandon Confirms Positive COVID-19 Case in its Workforce

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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 fifth positive case of COVID-19 confirmed within the municipality’s workforce since the City of Brandon identified its first staff case on Thursday, August 13th, 2020.

The impacted employee works within the Brandon Police Service By-Law Unit.

The employee last worked on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020. The employee began to experience symptoms on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 and was tested on Friday, November 20th, 2020. The employee had some contact with the public on their last day of work and contact tracing is ongoing. The Brandon Police Service building and vehicles that the employee used are being deep cleaned today, Monday, November 23rd, 2020.

Public Health and the employee have been in contact. The employee is self-isolating at home as per the guidance of Manitoba Public 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 at https://www.brandon.ca/covid-19-updates.

(City of Brandon PSA)