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Second Wetaskiwin pool employee tests positive for COVID-19

Staff member was in close contact with the first city worker who contracted the virus

A second staff member of Wetaskiwin’s aquatics and fitness centre has tested positive for COVID-19.

The worker had been in close contact with the first employee who tested positive for the virus at the Manluk Centre. Both employees are isolating at home, as is required by the province.

The city, which was notified of the case Sunday evening, says it has taken all appropriate measures to limit the spread of the virus, including keeping the Manluk Centre closed to the public until further notice.

“We wish this second team member a quick and full recovery, and continue to take every necessary precaution to prevent further transmission of the virus,” said Robert Osmond, the city’s director of emergency management.

The first employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 21.



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