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City of Brandon Confirms Two Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases in its Workforce


September 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon confirms that two additional employees of the corporation have recently tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the second and third positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed within the municipality’s workforce since the City of Brandon identified its first staff case on August 13th, 2020.

One of the impacted employees works within Brandon Fire and Emergency Services and was identified through contact tracing as having possibly been exposed by a family member.  The employee immediately began self-isolating and has had no contact with the general public since August 22nd, 2020, and last worked on August 19th, 2020. The employee self-isolated in their home until obtaining a test on August 25th, 2020. At no time was there a risk to the public, and the employee continues to self-isolate in their home through their recovery as per the guidance of Manitoba Public Health and Occupational Health.  

The other impacted employee works in the Transit Department, but was scheduled to be off on vacation and so has not been at work since August 6th, 2020.  The two impacted employees had no contact with each other during this time.

The City of Brandon wishes both employees 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.