Outbreak of COVID-19 at area farm declared over

VITTORIA—The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit has declared the outbreak of COVID-19 at an area farm over.

The workers affected by COVID-19 have completed the required self-isolation period.  As such, like all other residents, they can return to work.

“I’d like to offer my sincerest thanks to all those community partners who helped to respond to this outbreak, including the Brant County Health Unit, the Grand River Community Health Centre, Norfolk General Hospital and Norfolk County Paramedic Services,” says Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, Medical Officer of Health. “I also want to extend a special thank-you to the Delhi Community Health Centre and the Delhi Family Health Team for going over and above their mandate and helping us to bring this outbreak to an end.”

Health Unit staff will continue to work with all area farms to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Update

The Haldimand Press asked if the workers had been retested and if all had tested negative.  Matt Terry, Corporate Communications for Norfolk County, stated, “Two negative tests at least 24 hours apart is not a requirement outside of health care facilities. They have all completed 14 days of isolation, and the risk of infection is now considered low.”

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