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COVID-19 outbreak at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge

3 healthcare workers confirmed with positive COVID-19 test results.

A memo went out earlier today to healthcare staff and physicians in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services. In it, the South Zone Emergency Operations Centre director confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.

The memo indicates that 3 staff members at the hospital recently tested positive for COVID-19, and no patients have tested positive yet.

Workplace Health and Safety have identified other healthcare workers who may have been exposed and are working with the medical officer of health to complete contract tracing.

There are no restrictions on admissions or visitations at the moment, and cleaning procedures at the hospital have since been enhanced.

Below is the complete memo.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

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