COVID-19 case identified in Springdale region, says Little Bay mayor

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The town of Little Bay in central Newfoundland is closing its town hall after a positive COVID-19 was identified in the community, according to the town's mayor. (Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/ - image credit)
The town of Little Bay in central Newfoundland is closing its town hall after a positive COVID-19 was identified in the community, according to the town's mayor. (Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/ - image credit)
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/

The town of Little Bay, about 20 kilometres north of Springdale, is closing its town hall following the confirmation of COVID-19 in the area, according to the town's mayor.

Little Bay Mayor Phyllis Dobbin Simms shared brief details to residents Monday night in a Facebook post, highlighting the town hall would be closed until further notice due to COVID cases in the community.

Dobbin Simms told CBC News the town closes its office as precaution when there are COVID-19 cases in the area and it's something the community has been doing since the beginning of the pandemic.

"We always close the town office here even if there are cases in the surrounding communities as we have residents working in other towns," she said.

Dobbin Simms said she is willing to comment further if she gets more information from Central Health, but says the town has very little information about cases in the area at this point.

Parents of students at nearby Indian River Academy received an email from the school regarding a positive case connected to the school Monday. Parents of students deemed close contacts of a positive case will receive more information from Public Health, the email reads.

Officials in Central Health also shared a potential COVID-19 exposure notice Monday night, asking anyone who visited Foodland in Springdale between Noon and 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 26 to arrange a COVID-19 test.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

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