Retirement village staff member positive for Covid

Bob Owens Retirement Village. Image: Google Maps.

A staff member at a Tauranga retirement village has tested positive for Covid-19.

According to an email sent out to residents, a staff member in the Bob Owens Retirement Village hospital unit received a positive rapid antigen test for Covid-19 yesterday morning.

A nasal swab result is still being processed.

Ryman Healthcare, which operates the village, told residents the staff member is fully vaccinated and has received her booster shot.

She last worked on New Year's Day, where she worked closely with a small number of residents in the hospital.


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