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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.

 


 

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 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.

 


 

November 30, 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 shares office space within the Brandon Police Service building. The partner agency employee last worked on Friday, November 20th, 2020. The partner agency employee began to experience symptoms on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 and was tested on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020. The partner agency employee had no contact with the public and contact tracing is ongoing.

Areas within the Brandon Police Service building visited by the partner agency employee are being deep cleaned today, Monday, November 30th, 2020.  The Brandon Police Service continues with its daily cleaning and sanitizing process, which includes all areas of the Police Service building.

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.

 


 

November 26, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms 7th 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 seventh 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. The civilian employee was working closely with the city employee identified on Monday November 23, 2020. 

The employee last worked on Thursday, November 19th, 2020. The employee began to experience symptoms on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 and was tested on Monday, November 23rd, 2020. The employee had no contact with the public and contact tracing is ongoing.    

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. 

 


 

November 25, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms 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 sixth 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. The civilian employee was closely working with the city employee identified on Monday November 23, 2020.

The employee last worked on Friday, November 20th, 2020. The employee began to experience symptoms on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 and was tested on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. The employee had no contact with the public and contact tracing is ongoing.  

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.


November 23, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms 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 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.


November 18, 2020 - City of Brandon Confirms 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 fourth 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 the Sanitation section and was identified through close contact of another person who tested positive for COVID-19. 

The exposure happened on November 7th, 2020. 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. The scale building will be deep cleaned November 18, 2020. If you visited the scale between November 9th – 13th, you are asked to self-monitor for symptoms. 

Public Health and the employee have been in contact, and Public Health states that there is a low possibility of any potential spread at this time. 

The employee does not have any symptoms, but 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.

 


THE FOLLOWING CITY OF BRANDON FACILITIES ARE CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS AS OF 12:01 A.M. ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

1. Brandon City Hall (410-9th Street)

General enquiries relating to municipal services can be directed to the City of Brandon Enquiry Line at 204-729-2186 or can be submitted online at https://www.brandon.ca/contact-us

Access to the various services provided by the Finance Department can be accessed via the following:

Property Taxes
www.brandon.ca/taxes-assessments
taxes@brandon.ca
204-729-2228

Water Billing
www.brandon.ca/utilities/utilities-faq
water@brandon.ca
204-729-2262

Accounts Receivable
receivables@brandon.ca
204-729-2226

Procurement Services
All registered plan holders for current projects will be notified via email regarding the status
https://purchasing.brandon.ca/
purchasing@brandon.ca
204-729-2251

City Hall Payment Options
www.brandon.ca/payment-options

  • Online Banking
  • Interac e-Transfer
  • Cheque by Postmail
  • Cheque by City Hall Drop Box
  • Tax Installment Plan (TIP)
  • Pre-Authorized Payment Plan – Water Billing
  • Telephone Banking


The Human Resources Department can be contacted by calling 204-729-2240 or by emailing HR@brandon.ca

The Legislative Services office can be contacted by calling 204-729-2296 or by emailing cityclerk@brandon.ca 

Economic Development Brandon staff remain available to their customers and community partners via email, phone or web-based conferencing. Economic Development Brandon can be contacted by calling 204-729-2132 or by emailing econdev@brandon.ca.

2. A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex (638 Princess Avenue)

Services by the City of Brandon’s Development Services Division will continue to be provided to the community wherever possible. All enquiries related to services provided by the Engineering Department, the Utility Engineering Department and the Planning & Buildings Department can be directed to 204-729-2214 and will then be re-directed as necessary.
Questions about current property damage claims with the City of Brandon or for information on how to file a property damage claim with the City of Brandon can be directed to 204-729-2209 or by emailing risk.management@brandon.ca.

3. Parks & Recreation Services

The Brandon Community Sportsplex and the Brandon Youth Centre are closed to the public. Questions about cancelled programming, payment refunds or customer account credits should be directed to the Sportsplex Front Desk staff by calling 204-729-2471 or by emailing sportsplex@brandon.ca
The Parks & Recreation Services administration staff can be contacted by calling 204-729-2257 or by emailing recreation@brandon.ca.
The Parks Administration Building can be contacted by calling 204-729-2148. Anyone wishing to access Municipal Cemetery services is asked to call 204-729-2150 or email s.jasper@brandon.ca.

4. Civic Services Complex (900 Richmond Avenue East)

The Civic Services Complex will be closed to the public. Public Works staff remain available and on-call to address service requests as necessary. All public works-related inquiries can be directed to 204-729-2285 or submitted via the City of Brandon’s Report an Issue to Public Works Web Form. Shipping and receiving procedures with suppliers will continue without disruption, with safe physical distancing practices being asked of all involved.

5. Brandon Fire & Emergency Services/Provincial E-911 Dispatch Centre (Fire Hall No. 1 – 120-19th Street North & Fire Hall No.2 – 1301-13th Street)

Brandon Fire Hall No.1 and No. 2 are no longer allowing public access to their facilities; however, general inquiries can be direct to 204-729-2409. Brandon Fire & Emergency Services staff will continue to provide essential fire protection and ambulance service to residents. The Provincial E-9-1-1 Dispatch Centre operated out of the No.1 Fire Hall continues to be staffed 24-7 and provide vital emergency call-taking services for Manitoba residents outside the City of Winnipeg. The City of Brandon wishes to stress that 9-1-1 is for police, fire or medical emergencies when immediate action is required: someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress. Please use 9-1-1 responsibly.

 

6. Municipal Water Treatment Plant (108-26th Street North)

The City of Brandon Municipal Water treatment facility is closed to all public visitors; however, questions can be directed to 204-729-2274. Water production continues unimpeded for all purposes, including potable water for customers, for the bulk water dispensing station, and for fire protection services. As maintaining an uninterrupted supply of safe, potable water for the community is of utmost importance, a plan has been developed if the need arises to sequester water production staff safely in the facility and will be enacted if necessary.

 

THE FOLLOWING CITY OF BRANDON FACILITIES WILL REMAIN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR NOW, WITH MODIFIED SERVICES:

1. Eastview Landfill (765-33rd Street East)

The Eastview Landfill Administration Building will close to the public as of Thursday, November 12, 2020, as of 12:01 a.m.; however, questions may still be directed to 204-729-2281, and public access to the landfill, as per its Winter Hours of Operation, will remain status quo at this time. There are no changes to the residential sanitation collection schedule.

Access to other areas of the landfill (wood waste, yard waste, metal, tires, refuse tipping face) remains OPEN!

However, in order to reduce the potential for direct product handling by our landfill staff, we'd ask that you hold off on dropping off any household hazardous waste, E-waste & used oil products for the time being, if possible! Please DON'T throw such items into your refuse/recycling/compost bins - just keep them stowed away at your home if you can & we'll let you know when it's a better time to bring them in.

 

2. Brandon Transit (21-8th Street)

Brandon Transit services will continue to operate on a regular schedule. Questions about Brandon Transit Services can be directed to the Transit Information Office by calling 204-729-2279.

 

3. Brandon Police Services (1020 Victoria Avenue)

Limited public access to the Brandon Police Service building has been implemented. The public is encouraged to continue making reports and inquiries by telephone at 204-729-2345 or by email at policefrontdesk@brandon.ca. Any members of the public attending to the Police Service Building for an essential service will be asked a number of health screening questions prior to being allowed entry into the building. Walk-in service for criminal record checks has been discontinued until further notice. Inquiries about criminal record checks may be made by phoning 204-729-2311 during normal business hours. The Brandon Police Service is committed to continuing to provide essential protective services for the citizens of Brandon.

 

4. Brandon Municipal Airport (405 Agnew Drive)

The Brandon Municipal Airport remains open for public operations; however, the City of Brandon would encourage all travellers to verify their flight's information directly with WestJet PRIOR to attending to the Brandon Municipal Airport, as flight scheduling changes may have occurred. Municipal airport staff can be contacted directly by visiting http://airport.brandon.ca.

 

Public Access to Playgrounds, Dog Parks, and Outdoor Fitness Equipment Suspended

In following the Province of Manitoba’s Public Health Orders that took effect 12:01 a.m. November 12, the City of Brandon wishes to advise that it will be suspending access to the following City of Brandon maintained facilities: 

  • playground structures and equipment

  • outdoor fitness equipment stations located in the community

  • dog parks

  • skating oval and warming shacks

  • toboggan hills and warming shack

  • skating areas on retention ponds 

Please note that access to the skating areas on retention ponds has not been opened yet due to thin ice conditions. 

Signs will be posted on structures, equipment and in recreation areas in the coming days and we would ask the entire community for cooperation in this matter. Please note that the City of Brandon does not sanitize such equipment. 

As per public health orders for November 12, 2020, parks / greenspaces in the City of Brandon will remain open at this time.  However, social gatherings are not permitted. Anyone using these spaces must follow the Manitoba Public Health Orders, which can be found at manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs.


Possible Exposure To COVID-19 at Brandon's Community Sportsplex in October 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Brandon would like to inform residents that a possible exposure to COVID-19 was reported to us via a member of the public.

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 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

Once notified of the possible exposure, additional sanitization of the facility took place.

Residents who may have been at the Sportsplex Facility at the above noted times can find more information about how to self-monitor for symptoms or how to get tested for COVID-19 at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

Brandon’s Community Sportsplex is currently only allowing one pre-registered user group at a time in the arena and racquetball areas with no crossover between user groups. Sanitization practices are being followed between each user group.

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.

At this time, this is all the information the City of Brandon can release. If more information can be released in the future, we will do so.

 



Possible Exposure To COVID-19 on Brandon Transit Route #17 (October 13, 2020)

Manitoba Public Health officials have advised the City of Brandon of a possible exposure to COVID-19 via a member of the public travelling on Brandon Transit Route #17 on Sunday, October 4th and Tuesday October 6th. 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.

Brandon Transit riders who may have been on Route #17 at the above noted times can find more information about how to self-monitor for symptoms or how to get tested for COVID-19 at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

At this time, Brandon Transit officials wish to reiterate that all buses are cleaned and sanitized at the end of every day and the use of masks by all passengers is highly encouraged. All Brandon Transit passengers are also urged to practice proper COVID-19 safety methods while riding the bus, including covering your mouth with a tissue or your arm to cough or sneeze, avoiding touching your nose, eyes or mouth, placing a separation of at least six feet between you and others while riding the bus and facing out towards the window wherever possible.


 

City of Brandon COVID-19 Media Releases

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