Town Notice: Town Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
High River AB – On November 27, 2020, the Town of High River learned that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member had no contact with the public through their work duties. This individual has not been at the workplace since the onset of symptoms and the facility where this person works is not open to the public.
To follow safe and transparent reporting practices, the Town is informing staff and providing information to anyone who may have been in close contact with this individual. Individuals who have been in close contact with this employee will follow isolation requirements and schedule a test for COVID-19 before returning to the workplace. We are also working to support Alberta Health Services & Occupational Health & Safety if there are additional measures that need to be taken.
The affected facility is being cleaned and sanitized before other employees return to the workplace. This case does not affect any Town facilities open to the public, and current services will continue.
The Town is following the province’s public health order by reducing the number of employees in the workplace. All employees must wear face masks and follow strict protocols in Town facilities. We remind all visitors to Town Hall and to any public facility that the province has ordered mandatory use face masks in all public spaces. Please remember to physically distance and use proper handwashing techniques to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Town will continue to monitor this situation. We are committed to keeping our employees and the community informed. As numbers continue to rise in High River and elsewhere in Alberta, the health and safety of High River is the Town’s top priority.
We wish this individual the best for a safe and speedy recovery. Out of respect for the privacy of our employee the Town will not be providing any further updates.