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GBHU reports one positive COVID-19 case within Walkerton Minor Hockey

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WALKERTON – The Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) reported on Sunday afternoon that they are working with the Walkerton Minor Hockey Association to address a positive case within the organization.

In a press release, GBHU says there is no evidence that the virus was transmitted from person to person within minor hockey, and no outbreak has been declared.

Public Health is the lead in all outbreaks and cases management and will determine if someone is a close contact of a positive case based on a “thorough risk assessment completed only by Public Health.”

GBHU also reminds the public that Public Health is the only one who determines who a close contact is.

Anyone identified as a close contact to the confirmed case, both in and outside the hockey environment, has already been contacted by a Public Health case manager directly.

Anyone not contacted by Public Health is not considered at risk and does not need to take any additional steps, including asymptomatic testing.

As with all other community members, members of the Walkerton Minor Hockey League are asked to monitor themselves for symptoms. GBHU asks that if symptoms develop, please isolate and go to an assessment center for testing as soon as possible.

GBHU reported a total of four new cases on Sunday (two in Southgate, and one each in West Grey and Brockton). There are currently 26 active cases in the region, and 363 cases total since the beginning of the pandemic.