COVID-19 Outbreak declared
at KFC in Brantford
BRANTFORD, ON - The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU)
has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the KFC location within Lynden Park Mall in
The outbreak was declared on November 12, after three cases of COVID-19 were
found in individuals associated with this establishment. These individuals were
present at this business between November 1 and 9, during the period where they
could have passed the illness to others. As of now, no customers have tested
positive for COVID-19.
A workplace outbreak is declared when there are two or more
laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with an epidemiological link in the
workplace (e.g., same work area, same shift) within a 14-day period, where
cases could have reasonably acquired their infection in the workplace.
As per typical case and contact management protocols, the individuals who have
tested positive for COVID-19 have been directed to self-isolate for 10 days.
BCHU has conducted an investigation into the infection prevention and control
practices at this business and found it to be compliant with the current
recommended guidelines. At this point, no customers have been identified as
close contacts to these individuals.
Our investigation found no public facing personal protective equipment breaches
and as such would classify any customers as low-risk. That said, anyone who
attended this establishment between November 1 and 9, who is concerned about a
possible exposure, can contact the Brant
Community Healthcare System to arrange for assessment and testing.
This establishment has informed BCHU that they have undergone a deep cleaning
before re-opening. Any close contacts to the affected cases identified by BCHU
are currently self-isolating.
To learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and what to do if
you suspect you may be at risk, visit www.bchu.org/coronavirus
or visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to
protect Ontarians from COVID-19.