Following a Larga Baffin staff member testing positive for Covid-19 on Sept. 30, Ottawa Public Health has assessed the situation at the Ottawa boarding home and has concluded that the risk of exposure to clients and other staff is “minimal,” according to a Larga Baffin news release issued Wednesday.

Regardless, Ottawa Public Health is advising that all Larga Baffin staff and clients should self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms. An assessment tool can be found here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

“Everyone inside Larga Baffin including clients, staff, and essential visitors of Larga Baffin are required to wear masks at all times to protect themselves and each other and minimize the risk of transmission,” states the news release, signed by Larga Baffin president Lynn Kilabuk. “The safety and well-being of our clients and staff is our primary concern.”

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...