More than 30 staff members of Katherine's Aboriginal health service have been identified as contacts of COVID-19 cases during the most recent outbreak in the region.
In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, the Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service said they had been "profoundly impacted by the Cluster 2 outbreak."
"It is all hands-on deck to support and help others get through these critical times for our community," the statement reads.
"As a result of Wurli Health Service being an exposure site in the main clinic on 15 November, more than 30 staff have been identified as close contacts or casual contacts.
"The impacts of the outbreak have seen a substantial number of staff placed in home quarantine."
The majority of those in isolation are clinicians followed by patient services staff, administration and community liaison staff.
"Where possible, and appropriate to their usual job roles, staff have been provided a laptop to work from home.
Wurli also services the remote communities of Binjari and Rockhole, which are both in hard lockdown following a COVID outbreak in Binjari.
They have limited face to face primary health care due to the outbreak, but still continuing services such as daily medication delivery to clients in Katherine, Binjari and Rockhole as well as phone consultations with Wurli doctors and phone counselling for mental health support.
COVID-19 vaccinations are still being offered at Wurli's Women and Children's Building at 21 Third St, Katherine.
"Wurli's immediate focus is ensuring that staff, clients, community and clinics are safe and operational. We are mindful of the strong fear in our communities in Katherine, Binjari and Rockhole at this time," the statement reads.
"We encourage people to get tested if you have symptoms and comply with all the public health measures to keep each other safe."
"We have appreciated the help, collaboration and support on the ground from federal and Territory agencies.
"We continue to work closely together to meet the health and wellbeing needs of our communities here at this time through our clinical liaison and the Emergency Management Welfare Group."
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