Castlemaine Health has been confirmed as a COVID-19 tier 2 exposure site.
Hospital executive staff yesterday confirmed that the hospital main entrance and vaccination clinic had been identified as a tier 2 exposure site on Monday September 27 between the times of 8.27am-10.07am.
“Anyone who was in those areas – the hospital main entrance and vaccination clinic (between 8.27am and 10.07) am on Monday morning should get tested and isolate until they get a negative result,” Castlemaine Health executive director of clinical and community services Dianne Senior told the Mail.
She moved to allay worries around aged care, however, confirming that the hospital’s aged care facilities were not affected and were not part of the confirmed exposure.
“We are reassuring our staff that it has been minimal,” Ms Senior said.
In response to yesterday’s confirmation a pop-up swabbing clinic was set up at the town’s Camp Reserve and sprang into action yesterday.
Ms Senior said the pop-up clinic would continue operating at Camp Reserve from 9.30am-12.30 today with people needing to get a test required to book an appointment with Castlemaine District Community Health CHIRP on 54791000.
The Castlemaine exposure site confirmation came as the state yesterday broke triple digit numbers of new cases with more than 1400 confirmed for one day – a record for Victoria during the pandemic.
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