Outbreak of COVID-19 declared at Hamilton Paramedic Services base

Published January 5, 2021 at 2:50 pm

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared one of the bases for the Hamilton Paramedic Service after three employees tested positive for the virus.

In a press release issued Tuesday (Jan. 5) afternoon, the City of Hamilton said a workplace outbreak has been declared at Hamilton Paramedic Service – Limeridge Base.

“Hamilton Public Health Services notified Hamilton Paramedic Service and the City of the outbreak late yesterday (Monday),” the release said.

“The employees are currently self-isolating and Public Health Services are in the process of completing contact tracing to ensure all close contacts also self-isolate. The City extend best wishes to the employees for a speedy recovery.”

The employees last worked at the base between Monday, December 28, 2020, and Friday, January 1, 2021.

Although the employees followed all proper usage for personal protective equipment (PPE) and there is not believed to be any unprotected contact with the public, the City says it is advising residents out of an abundance of caution.

“Hamilton Public Health Services will connect directly with anyone who is considered a close contact of these cases as part of their contact tracing,” the release said.

A deep clean of the base will be conducted and there is expected to be no interruption to service and/or operations.

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