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City of Ottawa camp employee tests positive for COVID-19

According to a memo sent out Saturday, the individual is currently self-isolating at home and was last at the Foster Farm Community Centre camp on Wednesday, July 29.
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Ottawa City Hall, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

A City of Ottawa employee that works with a summer camp has tested positive with COVID-19, the city confirms. 

According to a memo sent out Saturday, the individual is currently self-isolating at home and was last at the Foster Farm Community Centre camp on Wednesday, July 29.

“Camp participants and staff from the group who were exposed to the staff member are being excluded from the program for 14 days,” the statement said. “We have informed the parents and guardians of the camp group’s other participants of the positive case and have recommended they get tested immediately as a safety precaution."

The memo was sent out by acting general manager of cultural and facility services Kevin Wherry and went on to say that OPH will be following up with anyone who may have been in close contact with the staff.

“We have been planning for this potential event and have closely followed OPH’s recommendations to ensure a quality camp program environment that controls risk and is as safe as possible,” Wherry wrote. 




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