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Suspected COVID-19 outbreak declared at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River, Ontario.

Suspected COVID-19 outbreak declared at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River, Ont.    CTV News, Ted RaymondDigital Multi-Skilled Journalist@TedFriendlyGuy Contact Andrew Pinsent580 CFRA News Reporter  , 28 Oct 20, CHALK RIVER, ONT. — A suspected outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) in Chalk River after two employees tested positive for the virus.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) said it’s working closely with CNL to identify close contacts of the employees, who have been told to self-isolate at home and to get tested.

It also reminded those deemed high-risk contacts must self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days even if they’ve had a negative test, as it says COVID-19 could be incubating at the time of testing and that residents should not return to work, school or any public places during this time. …..

Three buildings at the Chalk River campus have been closed down for a thorough cleaning and 80 employees were sent home as a precaution. McGirl said, of those 80, two people have been told to self-isolate in addition to the two employees who tested positive. The names of all employees have been given to the RCDHU for contact tracing. …. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/suspected-covid-19-outbreak-declared-at-canadian-nuclear-laboratories-in-chalk-river-ont-1.5164185

October 29, 2020 - Posted by | Canada, health

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