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March 10, 2021 - City of Brandon Confirms 9th Positive COVID-19 Case In Its Workforce

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, with results confirmed positive 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 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. 

 


 

Potential Exposures

Date Location Details
October 4 & 6 Brandon Transit Route #17 The individual was present on the bus from the area of Princess Avenue and 11th Street to the area of Queens Avenue and 10th Street at approximately 5:30 p.m. on both days.
October 27, 29 & 30 Brandon's Community Sportsplex - Arena

The individual was at Brandon’s Community Sportsplex in the Ice Arena during the following times:

  • Tuesday, October 27 from 8:55 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 29 from 1:05 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30 from 6:35 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.
November 9 to 13 Eastview Landfill - Scale Building The employee last worked on November 13, 2020 and was tested on November 15th. The employee had daily contact with the public at the Scale Building of the Eastview Landfill. This contact included the exchanging of money. 
November 18 By-law Enforcement

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.

 

 


December 16, 2020 - City of Brandon Partner Agency Confirms Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

 To be fully transparent and out of an abundance of caution, the City of Brandon is confirming that an employee of a partner agency has tested positive for COVID-19.

The partner agency employee last worked on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The partner agency employee was tested on December 12, 2020. The partner agency employee had contact with the public and contact tracing is ongoing.

The partner agency employee had daily contact with the public on the following dates during their downtown security patrol that included 2 identified bus routes:

  • Monday, December 7th and Tuesday, December 8th: 12:00 hrs - 20:00 hrs
  • Wednesday, December 9th and Thursday, December 10th: 13:00 hrs - 21:00hrs
  • Transit Routes:
    • Bus Route #14: Tuesday, December 8th at 18:37
    • Bus Route #22: Wednesday, December 9th at 14:30

If you were on those bus routes during those specific times, you are asked to self-monitor for symptoms.

It is important to note that the individual was wearing a mask and gloves during their shift.

All Brandon Transit buses are cleaned and disinfected each morning as well the Brandon Bus Info Station/ Comfort Area has been deep cleaned.

Public Health and the partner agency employee have been in contact. The partner agency employee is self-isolating at home as per the guidance of Manitoba Public Health.  

The City of Brandon wishes the partner agency 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.

 


 

December 4, 2020 - City of Brandon Partner Agency Confirms Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

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 eighth 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 Transit Services and last worked on November 27, 2020 and was tested on November 30, 2020, with results confirmed positive on December 3, 2020.

The employee had daily contact with the public on the following Transit Routes:

  • Route 8 & 17 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 am.
  • Route 8 & 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

It is important to note that the employee was wearing a mask during their shift and was behind a plexiglass barrier. However, if you were on those bus routes during those specific times, you are asked to self-monitor for symptoms.

All Brandon Transit buses are cleaned and disinfected each morning.

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.

 


 

City of Brandon COVID-19 Media Releases

March 10, 2021 - City of Brandon Confirms 9th Positive COVID-19 Case In Its Workforce

December 16, 2020 - City of Brandon Partner Agency Confirms Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

December 4, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms 8th Positive COVID-19 Case in its Workforce

November 26, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms 7th Positive COVID-19 Case in its Workforce

November 25, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms Positive COVID-19 Case In Its Workforce

November 23, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms Positive COVID-19 Case In Its Workforce

November 18, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms Positive COVID-19 Case In Its Workforce

November 12, 2020 - City of Brandon Suspending Public Access to Playgrounds, Dog Parks, and Outdoor Fitness Equipment

November 10, 2020 - City of Brandon Suspending Public Entry to Several Civic Facilities

November 6, 2020 - Possible Exposure To COVID-19 at Brandon's Community Sportsplex In October 2020

November 2, 2020 - City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Services Code Orange Impacts

October 30, 2020 - City of Brandon To Require Masks at Civic Facilities

September 21, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms Two Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases in its Workforce

August 21, 2020  - City of Brandon to Require Masks at Civic Facilities

August 13, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms One Positive COVID-19 Case in its Workforce

May 29, 2020 - City of Brandon Re-establishing Public Access to Additional Civic Facilities

May 29, 2020 - City of Brandon Planning Modified Parks & Recreation Services Summer Programming

May 19, 2020 - Public Access to Brandon City Hall Restored; Protective Measures in Place to Provide Safe Interactions

April 30, 2020 - City of Brandon Re-establishing Public Access to Some Outdoor Recreation Facilities Beginning May 4

April 24, 2020 - Brandon Transit To Resume Fare Collection May 1st

April 23, 2020 - Work Set to Resume on City-Contracted Roadwork Projects

April 23, 2020 - Second Crew of Sequestered Staff now in Place at City of Brandon Water Treatment Facility

April 21, 2020 - City of Brandon Offering 2020 Property Tax Payment Deferral Options

March 31, 2020 - City of Brandon Prohibiting Public Access to Additional Outdoor Recreation Amenities

March 27, 2020 - Eastview Landfill Continuing on Winter Hours of Operation

March 26, 2020 - City of Brandon Activating Water Treatment Facility Pandemic Preparedness Plan

March 24, 2020 - City of Brandon Prohibiting Use of City Playground Structures & Outdoor Fitness Equipment

March 24, 2020 - Brandon City Council to Consider Tax Payment Deferral Program

March 18, 2020 - City of Brandon Suspending Public Entry to Several Civic Facilities; Modified Service Delivery to Continue by Departments

March 13, 2020 - City of Brandon Suspending Some Parks & Recreation Services as Part of Pandemic Preparedness Plan

March 12, 2020 - City of Brandon Preparing for Potential Coronavirus Response

 


Resources

1. Province of Manitoba
https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/index.html
https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/prairie_mountain/index.html

2. Health Links – Info Santé
204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257

3. Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html

4. Brandon School Division Frequently Asked Questions

https://bsd.ca/News/covid19updates/informationforparents/Parent-Guardian%20Frequently%20Asked%20Questions/Pages/default.aspx