Lake Cargelligo and Hillston with sites of concern after positive COVID-19 case in MLHD | Blue Mountain Gazette
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District in Riverina, NSW recorded its first case of COVID-19 since 2020 after a woman tested positive.
A resident of Lachlan Shire visited locations in Lake Cargelligo and Hillston as she was contagious on Monday, August 16, 2021.
The woman is now in isolation outside the local health district of Murrumbidgee.
The MLHD is asking anyone who was at the scene of concern during the deadlines to report for testing.
Areas of concern include:
- St Mary’s Pharmacy in Lake Cargelligo between 9:50 a.m. and 9:55 a.m.
- Lac Cargelligo IGA between 9:55 am and 10:05 am
- FISHO’S Hot Bake and Takeaway at Lac Cargelligo between 10:05 am and 10:15 am
- The Shed on Lachlan in Hillston between 11:20 am and 11:50 am.
In a statement, the MLHD said the positive case made brief visits to these stores, but anyone who frequented these locations at those times should get tested immediately and self-isolate until further notice from NSW Health.
“The sites will continue to be assessed by the Public Health Unit to ensure an accurate assessment of the risks to staff and to determine if any of them have been in close contact with the case,” the statement said.
“MLHD urges anyone with any symptoms in Lake Cargelligo or Hillston to get tested and self-isolate until they test negative.
“The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, sore throat and dry cough. Symptoms usually appear 3 to 4 days after exposure to the virus, but can occur up to 14 days later.
The MLHD will deploy the COVID mobile testing clinic on Saturday and Sunday in these cities to allow anyone close or occasional, or any affected community member, to come forward for testing.
No appointment is necessary.