There are three cases of covid in the Northern Rivers, two of them are in Kyogle.
The second Kyogle case is a close contact of the first Kyogle case – a person who works in administration at the Casino Food Co-op.
This person was infectious in the community and contract tracing and investigations are under way.
Any exposure venues of public concern will be announced soon.
As a precaution, the Casino Food Co-op closed processing operations today while the hide tannery plant in Casino and pork processing plant in Booyong operated as usual.
The government has not made any announcements about a lockdown for Kyogle or Casino.
A drive-through testing clinic is operating at the Kyogle Visitor Information Centre from 9am–3pm.
It has also been confirmed that a Queensland-based truck driver who travelled through NSW has tested positive for covid. This case was infectious in the
community on September 27-28. The driver visited venues in Tweed Heads, Byron Bay and Ballina, as well as other sites outside Northern NSW.
Investigations into this case are underway, and information about public exposure venues will be provided as soon as possible.
Sewage surveillance has detected fragments of the virus in samples taken from the South Grafton sewage treatment plant on September 27. This plant serves around 6,300 people. This is the third detection in seven days in this area.
There are no known cases in the Grafton or Clarence Valley region.
At the media conference today Premier Gladys Berejiklian said starting October 11 all staff at businesses will have to be fully vaccinated and must wear masks at work.
This move is part of the ‘road map’ out of covid for NSW.