Shepparton Villages has been notified all 19 residents in Bertram House have returned negative COVID-19 tests.
Bertram House is predominantly where the staff member who has COVID-19 worked.
Results for all other residents at Maculata Place have not yet been returned and are expected in the next 48 hours. This is out of our control but a high priority has been placed on these results.
In the meantime, Maculata Place remains in full lockdown.
Unfortunately, a second staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.
However, the Commonwealth Department of Health has confirmed that the second staff member has not worked at Shepparton Villages during their infectious phase. So, I want to reassure you that we still have only the original single exposure.
The second staff member is isolating at home and further contract tracing is being carried out.
All other identified Maculata Place close staff contacts of the first staff member with COVID-19 have returned negative results.
The Commonwealth Department of Health will be undertaking further testing of all residents in Maculata Place on the 13th August to complete the second phase of testing required.
We will continue to keep residents, families and staff informed.
If you have any urgent questions please contact Executive Manager Care Services Sarah Gaunt on 0411 877 610.