The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has today (16.02.22) confirmed two positive COVID-19 cases in the Wairoa district.
The cases are safely isolating.
Wairoa Mayor Craig Little said with a growing number of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant in the community it was only a matter of time for Wairoa to have positive.
“We have had positive cases before, and it is expected the number of cases will continue to grow.
“If you are feeling unwell, have symptoms, or are close contact of a person who has tested positive, you will need to isolate. For COVID testing you must ring the Queen Street Practice on 06 838 8333 and make an appointment. Testing times are from 1.30pm Monday-Friday and weekends from 3-4pm. Testing is available for anyone who has any cold and flu like symptoms, no matter how mild.
“Having COVID-19 cases in Wairoa is what we have been encouraging our whānau to plan for. While people are waiting for their results or if they are a close contact or have been at a location of interest they will need to self-isolate. These local cases are a very timely reminder to be prepared and have a plan for how you will manage if someone in your household needs to isolate.
“Make sure you have access to food and essential supplies while you are in isolation, you may need to organise a buddy outside your household to help with supplies and other daily chores.
“Because we have COVID-19 in Wairoa, people also need to be vigilant by wearing a mask in public, washing their hands regularly, practice social distancing and use the COVID tracer app and vaccine pass wherever you go.
“Most of all, please be kind, and remain calm. Don’t be concerned with who has COVID, be concerned with keeping yourself and your whānau as safe as possible.”
‘Kia ū tonu Te Wairoa’
‘Remain resilient Wairoa’
For more info visit the Wairoa District Council Fb page or website #COVID-19
17 February 2022
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