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Self-isolating Guelph paramedics cleared for return to work

Paramedic who earlier tested positive is 'recovering well'
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Eight members of the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service who self-isolated after a co-worker tested positive for COVID-19 are preparing to return to work. All eight paramedics have received negative test results, are experiencing no symptoms and are scheduled to get back to work over the next several days.

The paramedic who tested positive is recovering well. They are following instructions from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health before returning to work.

“I am relieved, reassured and confident our emergency response plan will help us contain any future cases, prevent them from spreading on our team, and in our community. Keeping our paramedics healthy and safe is a critical part of managing COVID-19 cases here in Guelph-Wellington,” says Stephen Dewar, Chief of the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service.