City of Kamloops confirms positive COVID-19 case with staff member

The city staff member posted in their private Facebook page at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday that they had tested positive.

A city staffer has tested positive for COVID-19, but no further exposures have resulted at city hall.

The city staff member posted in their private Facebook page at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday that they had tested positive.

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“I have tested positive and, trust me, this thing is real and it really sucks,” the post read, in part. “Sending all my love and positive thoughts to everyone impacted by the pandemic.”

KTW will not identify the employee until they agree to have their name released. KTW is awaiting a call back from the employee.

City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin told KTW the city was reached by public health for contact tracing. No other city staff were asked to self-isolate, as a result.

“It was determined that based upon our procedures that basically no contact, no contacts at the city were created from the exposure,” Trawin said. “Basically, with our processes in place that we have, we have safety and cleaning protocols that are working.”

The staffer had apparently been notified they had come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and was tested themselves, with that test coming back positive.

The city is encouraging everyone to be even more diligent as flu season approaches. If anyone is concerned about their health, they should contacted 811.

For up-to-date information on the city’s response to COVID-19, visit Kamloops.ca/COVID and go to the BC Centre for Disease Control website for information COVID-19 prevention and risks.

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