October 19, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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Eastern Health identifies the source of COVID cases in the Grand Bank

Eastern Health said it had identified the source of at least four Kovid-19 cases in Grand Bank.

The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, said they had no evidence of community outreach.

For many, it’s connected with the Blue Ridge cottages, resulting in advice from Eastern Health about exposure to the virus.

Eastern Health CEO David Diamond and Health Medical Officer Dr. David Allison held a news conference with reporters today about the Grand Bank situation.

Dr. Allison said the source was quickly identified.

Despite initial indications that the source was not identified, they quickly found the source. It helped them focus on their investigation.

Eastern Health indicates there are 13-14 potential contacts and they are awaiting updated lab results.

Rotational labor regulations may be reviewed

The Health Chief Medical Officer said talks were underway to tighten sanctions on rotating workers following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the Grand Bank.

This week three cases were connected to the community — three today, and a fourth involving one person in the 70s.

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald confirmed one of the four cases involving a rotating worker.

For the rotating workers things were kept as they were in all aspects of life in this province. They will review those terms if the situation changes.