Winchester library employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Winchester SD&G Library branch in the Township of North Dundas. Image is ©Google

Branch to reopen Feb. 10

WINCHESTER — An employee of the SDG Library branch in Winchester has tested positive for COVID-19. The United Counties of SDG says it was advised of the test result today.

Sanitization and contact tracing procedures have been implemented according to Eastern Ontario Health Unit protocols.

“We are following guidelines prescribed to us by our own internal health and safety framework, as well as the protocols outlined by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit,” said Karen Franklin, director of library services. “At this time we are confident that this is an isolated case with an extremely low risk to the community at large.”

Located in North Dundas Township, the branch was closed today as an extra precaution while awaiting direction from the EOHU. The branch will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 10. The township owns the involved building.

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