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Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Patient Care Tower construction site in Kamloops

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November 06, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Interior Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the construction site at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

Seven cases of COVID-19 linked to an outbreak at the Patient Care Tower construction site have been confirmed so far.

There's no evidence of any hospital staff or patient exposures related to the outbreak so far, and hospital operations are not impacted, according to an Interior Health media release.

"It is important that anyone requiring medical care feels confident in coming to RIH," the release reads.

Contact tracing on confirmed cases is ongoing and all cases and direct contacts are self-isolating.

After an inspection, Interior Health's medical health officer determined that appropriate safety protocols are in place and the risk of any further exposures at the worksite is low.

Currently, work has not been halted at the site there's no impact anticipated on the project's timeline.

The next update from Interior Health on the outbreak will be at the end of the day, Monday, Nov. 9.

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