The City of Wetaskiwin has been informed that an employee at its fitness and aquatic facility has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
The Manluk Centre worker is resting at home in self-isolation. Those known to be in close contact with the worker have been directed to self-isolate for 14 days, and to schedule a test for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
In the wake of Friday’s news, the city has begun to take infection prevention and control measures. The Manluk Centre will remain closed until further notice.
“We are taking every necessary precaution to prevent further transmission of the virus, and wish the employee a full and speedy recovery,” said Robert Osmond, the city’s emergency management director.
“As always, we will remain transparent with the citizens of Wetaskiwin regarding public health matters such as this, with the shared goal of minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”