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City of Brandon Partner Agency Confirms Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19


December 16, 2020

 

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