N.L. health officials investigating whether essential worker broke isolation orders

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Posted October 1, 2020 4:22 pm

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Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are investigating whether a woman who tested positive for COVID-19 violated isolation orders.

The woman is from Saskatchewan and was granted a travel exemption to the province to work as an essential health-care worker in Labrador.

Essential workers are required to isolate at home when they aren’t at work during the first 14 days after they arrive in the province.

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Health Minister John Haggie said Thursday there have been reports the woman may have gone to two stores, but said the risk to public health is low.

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Health officials issued an advisory Wednesday asking anyone who’d been at the stores at the same time as her to get tested for COVID-19.

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