Queensland's Parklands Christian College closed after employee who travelled interstate tests positive for coronavirus

| 29.07,20. 09:56 AM |

Queensland's Parklands Christian College closed after employee who travelled interstate tests positive for coronavirus

Parklands Christian College in Logan, south of Brisbane, has closed after a female staff member tested positive for the virus.(ABC News: Mark Slade)

A private school in Logan, south of Brisbane, has been temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Parklands Christian College will undergo cleaning after Queensland Health confirmed a woman tested positive late yesterday after last week returning from interstate.

In a statement, Queensland Health said the woman was in isolation and contact tracing was underway.

"The school will temporarily close until further notification to allow for cleaning and work will commence on contact tracing," it said.

"Queensland Health is working to determine where the virus may have been acquired, including working with the woman to gather necessary information about places she may have visited whilst infectious."

The Parklands Christian College website said the school was closed today.

The ABC understands an email to parents said a fever testing clinic would be set up in the school's sports centre this afternoon.

The state's total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 1,077, with six active cases remaining.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth said the state's public health unit was doing "precisely what needs to be done".

"There will be extensive testing and contact tracing is straight out of the playbook, of course, that NSW is using, that we endorse nationally," he said.

Dr Coatsworth said contact tracing was integral to contain chains of transmission.

"Of course one case isn't a chain and hopefully we can get that under control as soon as possible," he said.

Queensland Health said it would provide further information during the course of the day if required.

"As always, we strongly recommend everyone with symptoms to immediately get tested," the Queensland Health statement said.

"Vigilance is key to keeping community transmission out of Queensland."


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