New contact tracing protocols for Covid-19 cases

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The Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health & Wellness would like to advise the general public that due to the increasing numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 being reported over the last several days, the Contact Tracing has implemented additional methods to contact persons that would have tested positive for COVID-19.

Beginning today – Saturday, 1st January, 2022, the Surveillance Unit will contact individuals via SMS messaging, notifying them that their results have been reported to the Ministry of Health & Wellness. This message will contain instructions to follow while in quarantine and a link to a form where additional information will be collected, including the contact information of persons who may have been exposed to the positive person over the past two days before testing.

A second message will be sent to provide telephone numbers to contact for further information and to answer any questions. The Ministry of Health & Wellness wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year and reminds you to stay safe as we continue to navigate this COVID-19 pandemic for a third calendar year.

Source: Ministry of Health & Wellness

1st January, 2022