Positive case of COVID-19 at REACH childcare centre

By Haldimand Press Staff

CALEDONIA—About one week before school is set to resume, the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit “has declared a COVID-19 outbreak” at the Haldimand Norfolk REACH Child Care Centre located at McKinnon Park Secondary School.

The Health Unit made the announcement on August 30, 2020, adding that it is working closely with Haldimand Norfolk REACH to implement a public health management plan.

One child has tested positive. The Health Unit rules single cases as “outbreaks” in particular locations where transmission is considered to be higher risk, such as long-term care homes.

The child who tested positive is not currently attending the centre. Close contacts have been identified and are self-isolating. Additional test results are pending.  Members of the affected class will not be attending the centre. Children in other classes may continue to attend the centre.

“The Health Unit will continue to provide updates,” concluded the release.

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