Kanata Leisure Centre employee tests positive for COVID-19

KANATA – A City of Ottawa employee who last worked at the Kanata Leisure Centre on Oct. 3 has tested positive for COVID-19.

“We have received confirmation that an employee within the Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department has tested positive for COVID-19,” department manager Dan Chenier wrote in a memo to Ottawa city council today (Oct. 8). “The employee was last at work at Kanata Leisure Centre on Oct. 3 and was asymptomatic at the time. Upon starting to experience mild symptoms and receiving news that a close contact had tested positive, the employee presented for testing on Oct. 4.”

A positive test was confirmed on Oct. 7 and the individual continues to self-isolate at home.

“To protect the privacy of the individual, we will not be releasing their name,” Chenier said. “The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department continues to follow enhanced daily cleaning protocols at each of our facilities. These and other proactive changes to our operations have been implemented to allow us to maintain essential services while keeping our staff and clients safe. All of our staff have been instructed to observe physical distancing rules while in the workplace to minimize the spread of germs.”

If customers have concerns of exposure, they can contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to speak to a public health nurse or visit ottawapublichealth.ca.