Media Release - County Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

THE COUNTY, Ontario – Today the United Counties of SDG was advised that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is an employee of the SDG Library working out of the Winchester branch.

Sanitization and contact tracing procedures have been implemented according to Eastern Ontario Health Unit protocols.

“We are following guidelines prescribed to us by our own internal health and safety framework, as well as the protocols outlined by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit,” said Karen Franklin, director of library services. “At this time we are confident that this is an isolated case with an extremely low risk to the community at large.”

The branch was closed today as an extra precaution while awaiting direction from the EOHU. The branch will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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