Health District announces COVID-19 cases in Goulburn, Yass and Queanbeyan

Seven new COVID-19 cases recorded across southern health district

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of seven new COVID-19 cases to 8pm Tuesday night.

Two cases are in Yass and are close contacts of a known Yass case. One case is in Batemans Bay, and one is in Catalina, and both are close contacts of known Batemans Bay cases.

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Two new cases are in Goulburn, one is a close contact of a known Goulburn case and one is a close contact of an Albion Park case. On Tuesday, the Health District announced a positive COVID case linked to Southern Meats abattoir.

One new case is located in Googong and is linked to the ACT.

A further two cases previously reported in the NSW total as being under investigation have now been confirmed to be in Queanbeyan. These cases are linked to the ACT.

A COVID-19 positive child attended Yass Public School for a short period of time on Monday, September 13. The SNSWLHD Public Health Unit has been working closely with the school to identify close contacts.

The school closed on Tuesday, September 14 for deep cleaning and will reopen on Wednesday, September 15. Additionally, a COVID-19 positive child attended the Yass Pre-Kindergarten on Thursday and Friday, September 9 and 10. The kindergarten has been closed and close contacts have been informed and tested and are in isolation. There are no venues of concern for any of these cases at this stage.

Most cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period as they were known household or close contacts of existing cases.

Any further venues of concern that are identified through contact tracing will be announced as soon as they are known. Everyone in the District should be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19 including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever.

If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

A pop up testing clinic has been established in Eden from Tuesday September 14 until Thursday, September 16 in response to COVID-19 traces being detected in the sewage. This clinic will run 8am to 4pm at the Twofold Arcade car park, access off Bass Street, Eden NSW 2551.

Capital Pathology's Yass drive through clinic at Walker Park Sports Ground, Merriman Drive Yass 2582, has extended its hours to 8am to 4pm from Tuesday, September 14 to Friday, September 16.

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