Covid-19 rise investigated
Council officials are working with health officials to investigate an outbreak of Covid-19 at a workplace in the Selby district.
The inquiry by North Yorkshire County Council, at an undisclosed firm, follows a significant rise in infection rates in Selby in recent days.
Louise Wallace, North Yorkshire’s Director of Public Health said: “The company is working very closely with us as we take every measure, including workforce testing on site, to contain this outbreak.
“As a consequence we know that local infection rates will appear higher and show a short term increase before they start to drop again.
“However, this outbreak only serves to highlight that Covid-19 is still circulating among the population and shows how easily the rate can spike.
“So, as lockdown eases, we must all make every effort to follow the guidance around hands, face, space and fresh air, as well as taking up vaccination when it is offered.
“Our plea to everyone is to be extremely careful and to keep following the regulations until it is safe to resume a more normal way of living – we have come too far and made too many sacrifices for this effort to be wasted now.”
The focus is currently on a workplace setting, however, the authorities are also tracking other cases in the community to reduce potential spread.
Covid-19 advice at www.northyorks.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information