Tairāwhiti COVID-19 in the community update
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Please attribute to acting chief executive Carl McDonald.
Local health protection staff, supported by iwi and community leads, are continuing their investigations and contact tracing to find people who may have been exposed after the Tairāwhiti positive cases were announced. This work extends to investigations and contact tracing to find people who may have been exposed to the virus by the two other people with COVID-19 but who are no longer in the region.
As of today, there are no places of interest to publish. Places of interest are published when contact tracers are not able to identify everyone who was at a location the same time as an infected person.
Contacts who required follow-up have been asked to be tested and are now being supported to self-isolate by Takatū Hub staff.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 including cold or flu symptoms, sore throat, cough, or gastro symptoms like diarrhoea, is asked to please get tested for COVID-19. You can do this Monday to Friday, 9am-12 noon at the drive-through clinic, 110 Peel St, Gisborne and Tawhiti Clinic, Te Puia Springs Hospital, 4 McKenzie St, Te Puia Springs.
Alternatively, you can contact your own general practice and they will give you advice on what to do next.
A reminder during the pandemic that our most important defense against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and to have the booster dose. If you have not completed your vaccinations, please get your first or second dose today. If it has been more than six months since your second dose, please get the booster dose today.
For up to date information and times and venue for testing and vaccinations follow the Hauora Tairāwhiti Facebook page www.facebook.com/Hauora.Tairawhiti(external link) and website www.hauoratairawhiti.org.nz(external link)