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City of Kamloops employee tests positive for COVID-19

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February 11, 2021 - 3:20 PM

An employee with the City of Kamloops is self isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

The employee had no contact with the public during their work, according to a City press release.

"We following our established safety protocols related to workplace exposure and cleaning," community and protective services director Bryon McCorkell said in the release.

"The well-being of our employees and community remains our highest priority."

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Interior Health is contact tracing to alert anyone who may have been in contact with the employee.

The City has cited privacy rights and will not be providing further information related to the employee.

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This case is confirmed after recent numbers from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control showed Kamloops is a COVID-19 hotspot in the Interior at this time.

As many as 161 recent cases have been confirmed in Kamloops last week. This includes the outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital and the recent two outbreaks at private group homes.

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