PRI Staff COVID Update – December 30, 2021

Dear Staff,

Please continue to be vigilant in completing your RAT tests as the key tool in protecting our community during this surge in Omicron infections.

One member of Staff did have a positive RAT test earlier this week (prior to coming into a shift).

They are now awaiting their PCR test.

  • The Staff member did not have a positive RAT test on their last shift.
  • Nor were they symptomatic.  
  • They have not been at work for 5 days.

Therefore, as far as we know, there was no exposure to other staff or students.

It is a good reminder of the importance of Rapid Testing to protect our community.

Should a Staff Member test positive for COVID and there is reason to believe there may have been exposure to staff or students we will:

  • Inform the staff community
  • Inform Public Health
  • You will be contacted individually if it is deemed you were exposed in a high-contact situation.

Please continue to adhere to all of our protocols.  When physical distancing cannot be maintained you must wear a mask and a visor/eye-protection.

If you have a medical exemption from wearing a visor/eye-protection, it is imperative that you maintain physical distancing at all times.

Reducing any and all high-risk exposure is imperative for us to keep up our staff numbers and maintain the safety of our overall community.

PCR Test Orangeville

Should you have a positive Rapid Test or present with symptoms and require a PCR test:

  • Go straight to the Orangeville Assessment Centre at Headwaters Hospital
  • Knock on the door
  • Tell them you are Staff at Pine River Institute