After being informed to separate, person with COVID-19 goes to Portland Jetport causing potential exposure – WCSH-WLBZ

21September 2020

The individual with COVID-19 checked favorable late last week and was directed to separate but went to the jetport Sunday meaning to fly to Florida

. PORTLAND, Maine– The Maine Center for Illness Control( CDC) reported on Monday that an individual with COVID-19 and a close contact of that specific went to the Portland International

Jetport on Sunday, possibly exposing others to the infection. The Maine CDC says the private with COVID-19 tested positive late last week and was directed to isolate and a close contact of the positive person was also directed to quarantine. Maine CDC states they became aware Sunday

that the private and one close contact meant to fly to Florida. Individuals who were at the Portland International Jetport between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, the Maine CDC states. The Maine CDC states those individuals ought to monitor themselves for signs and consult their healthcare company to determine whether they need to be tested.

Maine CDC personnel communicated with the individual with COVID-19, who subsequently chose not to board the plane. The Maine CDC states the close contact of the favorable individual was gotten rid of from a plane prior to takeoff and has not been verified to have COVID-19.

The specific with COVID-19 went back to seclusion, and the close contact

of that private returned to quarantine.”As soon as we were made aware of the possible case, we went and decontaminated the gate area and we continue to proceed with our improved cleansing procedure,” stated Airport Assistant Director Zachary Sundquist.

The Maine CDC states people with COVID-19 must isolate until a public health official can validate that they fulfill the requirements for healing. Close contacts of people with COVID-19 should quarantine for 2 week, regardless of whether they get an unfavorable test result.

The Portland Jetport did not instantly react for remark.


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