No ongoing risk of COVID-19 infection to hydroponic farm residents

A typical Hydroponic Farm. Image, commons image USDF

Central Coast Local Health District has reported that there is no ongoing risk of COVID-19 infection on the Central Coast in relation to residents and workers on a hydroponic farm in the area.

The District’s Public Health Unit has been assisting the South Western Sydney Local Health District with the management of a cluster of seven cases of COVID-19 in south-western Sydney residents who spent some time working on the farm.

A spokesperson said the residents are believed to have contracted the coronavirus while sharing private transportation to the farm.

“Two Central Coast residents who live and work on the farm have been identified as close contacts,” the spokesperson said.

“Both have tested negative for COVID-19 and will remain in home isolation for two weeks as a precaution.

“There are no other contacts on the Coast and there is no ongoing risk posed to the Central Coast community by this farm or any produce,” the spokesperson said.

Media release, Aug 7
Central Coast Local Health District

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