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City of Brandon Confirms 8th Positive COVID-19 Case in its Workforce


December 4, 2020

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 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. More information on the City of Brandon’s COVID-19 response can be found at https://www.brandon.ca/covid-19-updates.