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Hanover Hospital staff member tests positive for COVID-19

HANOVER – A staff member at the Hanover and District Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a joint press release from the Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) and Hanover and District Hospital on Nov. 20, the two groups says they are working together to “manage this case effectively.”

“The hospital continues to ensure all appropriate personal protective equipment and cleaning practices are in place and is confident in its ability to provide exceptional care to its communities,” states the release.

Public Health looks after all case and contact management. As case and contact management unfolds, GBHU says all high-risk contacts will be notified within 24 hours, including staff and members of the public. If you are not notified, GBHU says you are not considered high risk and testing is not warranted.

Testing for COVID-19 is only warranted if you have symptoms of the virus, or if you are directed to from Public Health, or for any other requirement (international travel, workplace requirements).