Occasional Staff Member At Bay Street Cafe Tests Positive For COVID-19
Illustration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19 (Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS)
An individual working at the Bay Street Café has tested positive for COVID-19.
On Thursday, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit issued a community notice of the confirmed case.
The person – who was tested and resides outside the district – worked back on September 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the café located on 22 Bay Street – while they awaited test results.
According to the health unit, they are only an occasional staff member at the café.
The café had issued a Facebook post on Tuesday regarding the situation but it has since been removed.
Local contact tracing is underway by the Health Unit, however, contact information for those who were at the establishment on that day are not available.
If you ate at Bay Street during this time, you are considered low risk for transmission.
You’re asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, until September 19 and if they develop, you should contact the local assessment centre for testing.
You are also reminded to follow public health protocols, which include self-isolating if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results.
The health unit says it was made aware of this situation through concerned citizens.
Restaurants and bars are reminded to keep a log of patrons for case contact management.
For more information, head to the health unit’s website.