Workers at Regina linen company contract COVID-19, but facility safe: officials
Health & Safety COVID-19 saskatchewan
Employees are taking required safety precautions
REGINA — Health officials say 18 employees at a linen facility in Regina have tested positive for COVID-19.
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health says 11 of the new COVID-19 cases announced in Regina on Saturday were either employees at K-Bro Linens or their close contacts.
More infected workers were reported Sunday.
All 150 employees at the plant have been tested for COVID-19, and officials say the risk of community transmission is low.
The province says a microbiologist has ruled that linens processed at the facility remain safe to use in health-care centres.
It says employees are taking required safety precautions, like practising physical distancing and wearing protective gear.
Five new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday, bringing the province’s total to 1,450.