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Staff member at Kitchener long-term care home tests positive for COVID-19

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A staff member at Sunnyside Home long-term care has contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus,  according to Waterloo Region.

On its website, it says the person was a non-resident care staff member.

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The region says that no one else connected to the home has tested positive up until Monday.

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The region says all residents and staff members who may have come in contact with the person or has shown symptoms have been isolated and tested.

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Staff will not be allowed to return to the home unless they have the approval of Waterloo Public Health.

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The home is maintaining staff levels through redeployment and all non-essential visits to Sunnyside Home have been suspended.

Waterloo Region runs the long-term care home which houses 263 people in the Stanley Park area of Kitchener.