KFL & A Public Health rejects COVID-19 contact tracing for individuals and businesses – Kingston

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KFL & A Public Health has announced a change in its handling of COVID-19 cases and contacts.

As of now, workplaces where a person is positive will not be notified by public health.

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Instead, companies will be asked to tell their employees about the infection and follow the health unit’s instructions on how to handle a positive case in the workplace.

As for individuals, the health unit is asking anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 to notify their close contacts and ask them to self-isolate for 10 days from exposure.

“Not all people will receive outreach over the phone from KFL & A Public Health,” the health unit said in a press release.

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“KFL & A Public Health uses a combination of approaches including text messaging and our provincial workforce. People can receive a phone call from an unrecognized number. We encourage anyone who has recently tested to answer calls and texts. “

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The health unit says these changes are consistent with provincial changes.

“The case and contact management team will focus on high-risk settings (for example, group care settings) and individuals,” the release said.

“With this change, KFL & A Public Health is asking all people who test positive to notify their close contacts, as positive cases may not be contacted by phone in a timely manner.”

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