Another Ottawa courthouse employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Another employee at the Ottawa courthouse has tested positive for COVID-19.

The courthouse employee, who does not work for the Ministry of the Attorney General, was tested as a precaution after reading an Oct. 5 note about another employee who tested positive. In the new case, the person was tested even though they were asymptomatic, and so on.

They were last at the Elgin Street Courthouse on October 2. In a precautionary measure that was praised in courthouse circles, they were tested on October 9 and the positive result arrived on October 11. -isolated on advice from Ottawa Public Health.

The cases appear unrelated, according to a note released Tuesday by the head of court operationsDanielle Dell’Elce.

“Ottawa Public Health has indicated that it cannot confirm any link between this case and the first positive case I reported to you on October 5th.e. Public Health said none of the people identified as having been in close contact with the other. The tenant of the building also confirmed that while at the courthouse, the individual adhered to infection control protocols, including physical distancing and wearing a face mask, ”Dell’Elce wrote. .

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