The Royal Freemasons staff member who tested positive for coronavirus has not worked at the aged-care facility since Thursday, July 23.
They have been self-isolating at home since receiving their test result today.
In a statement, Royal Freemasons chief executive Kerri Rivett said they would continue to work closely with DHHS.
"We have activated our Emergency Management Plan, which includes ensuring there is enough personal protective equipment and staff on site to manage all infection control interventions and the needs of residents while supporting frontline care staff," she said.
Ms Rivett said residents' health is being closely monitored with none showing any symptoms consistent with coronavirus.
"I fully understand that people may feel frightened and stressed," she said. "I want to reassure families and the community that we will continue to implement all possible measures to contain any potential spread within the facility to protect our residents, staff and the wider Bendigo community.
"The Royal Freemasons has been closely monitoring the number of COVID 19 cases across Victoria. Given the number of cases in Bendigo, a fortnight ago we implemented strict infection control measures which included the wearing of masks."
Family members of residents are being contacted as Royal Freemasons staff keep people updated.
"We are also providing support for the affected staff member, and all of our staff, who continue to do extraordinary work to safeguard the wellbeing of residents in our care," Ms Rivett said.
A STAFF member has tested positive for COVID-19 at a Kangaroo Flat aged care home.
Royal Freemasons has confirmed a staff member at its Kangaroo Flat aged care home tested positive for the virus.
Aged care homes in Melbourne are fighting COVID-19 outbreaks that have killed dozens of residents, and infected hundreds more.
It comes as three Bendigo schools shut on Wednesday, after a student and staff member tested positive for the virus.
Royal Freemasons recently came under fire from families of aged care residents, as it reduced staffing to alleviate financial strain.
Families feared that already busy workers would struggle to properly care for residents.
Department of Health and Human Services has been contacted for comment.
More to come.
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