Hamilton Paramedic Service declares COVID-19 outbreak; three test positive

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HAMILTON — The Hamilton Paramedic Service has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at one of its bases after three workers tested positive for the virus.

The City of Hamilton says the affected employees last worked at the Limeridge base between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1.

It says the employees used personal protective equipment and there is no known unprotected contact with the public.

The city says there are no interruptions to service or operations as a result of the outbreak.

In November, Ottawa's paramedic service faced an outbreak after two cases of COVID-19 were reported.

In the same month, Niagara Public Health declared an outbreak within Niagara EMS after six employees tested positive for the virus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 5, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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