Wairoa now has six active COVID-19 cases.
There are 123 cases in Hawke’s Bay.
Wairoa Mayor Craig Little said anyone who is feeling unwell, has symptoms, or are close contact of a person who has tested positive, 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.”
People will also note there are fewer locations of interest being publicised. Locations of interest are linked to public exposure events – places and times where the public may have been exposed to COVID-19. Not all exposure events will become locations of interest if health officials can identify everyone who may have been exposed. Many cases are close contacts of household members of an existing COVID-19 case. This means the people are likely to have been isolating during their infection phase meaning they will have no location of interest linked to them.
“Please, be kind, remain calm and keep 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
22 February 2022
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