Staff member at Jordan Arena tests positive for COVID-19

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Updated: Nov. 18 @ 1:10 p.m.

The Town of Lincoln “has been advised that there is no concern with public or staff safety at the Jordan Arena…and that no member of the public that attended this facility will be contacted,” says a Lincoln news release.

This is in response to the news reported on Nov. 16 that a part-time staff member at Jordan Arena tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual is in self-isolation and the town is working with Niagara Region Public Health (NRPH) to complete contract tracing. Since then, the town has not been notified by NRPH of other potential exposures to staff or patrons.

This is the second case reported at Jordan Arena this month. A case was identified in a person last weekend that visited the facility on Nov. 9.

The town has implemented enhanced cleaning procedures in facilities since the beginning of the pandemic and also completed a deep cleaning of the facility last night.

Lincoln officials are encouraging residents to continue to follow public health guidelines including physical distancing, frequent hand washing and sanitization, wearing a face covering, and staying home when sick.

“The safety of our staff and community members is our absolute highest priority,” said Mike Kirkopoulos, CAO of the Town of Lincoln. “Positive cases in the community are a reminder that the risk of exposure to respiratory viruses is very real and we must continue to remain vigilant and follow all public health protocols.”