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IERHA staff member tests positive for COVID-19
March 31, 2020

Public health officials have confirmed that a staff member at Selkirk Regional Health Centre has tested positive for COVID-19.  This individual worked in the health centre’s emergency department and medicine ward from March 19 to 23.  Public health, occupational health and infection prevention and control staff are working together to investigate this case and followup with all identified close staff and patient contacts.

Public health will directly contact people who had prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (within two metres) contact with the individual when symptomatic.  These individuals will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of last exposure and monitor for symptoms.

Dates and times of possible exposure include:
•    March 19 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Emergency Department;
•    March 20 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Emergency Department;
•    March 21 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Emergency Department;
•    March 22 from 11:45 p.m. to March 23 7:45 a.m. in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Emergency Department.

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