Traralgon kinder cleaned after student was exposed to a COVID case

David Braithwaite

THE family of a student who attends the Cumberland Park Kindergarten in Traralgon was this week advised by the Department of Health that they had been exposed to a COVID-positive case.
The exposure took place during an appointment at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.
Following rapid response testing, two primary close contacts identified in the Latrobe Valley have returned negative results for COVID-19.
The Gippsland Regional Public Health Unit acknowledged the quick response by Latrobe City Council and two contacts, who followed public health actions to ensure the situation remained a low risk to the community.
As a precautionary measure, the kindergarten closed to all children and staff on Wednesday for deep cleaning.
The preschool can now operate as normal following the negative test results.
The Gippsland Regional Public Health Unit has been providing support and advice to the family