Workers’ sports facilities, three more in city care homes test positive for COVID-19

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The city of Ottawa said on Saturday that a staff member working at two city-run recreation facilities and three additional employees at two long-term care homes had tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release, the city said recreation staff last worked at the Walter Baker Sports Center on October 6 and at the Minto Recreation Complex on October 4.

The individual was asymptomatic at those times, but subsequently began to experience mild symptoms and then learned that close contact had tested positive for the virus, so they went to be tested on October 7.

A positive test was confirmed on Saturday, the city said.

The recreation department employee continued to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms, the statement added.

Another note from Donna Gray, general manager of community and social services, said the town had received confirmation that an additional staff member from Garry J. Armstrong nursing home on Porter Island and two more from the Center d he Champlain reception in Vanier had tested positive. for COVID-19.

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