A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in Hastings Highlands.
On Wednesday, Medical Officer of Health for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Dr. Piotr Oglaza announced that both HPEPH and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit have confirmed 11 cases of COVID-19, connected to several households.
Dr. Oglaza says it is incredibly important to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and if they develop, you should isolate and get yourself tested immediately.
“Our case investigations show that individuals are not always following public health guidance and are ignoring symptoms and delaying testing, which puts everyone in the community at risk,” Dr. Oglaza said. “If you feel sick, please make a responsible choice and get tested to protect yourself and others.”
Public Health does not typically disclose the location of COVID-19 cases in order to protect individuals’ privacy.
However, this information is disclosed when needed in order to meet public health objectives, such as prompt notification of potential contacts and reducing the risk of further transmission.
To help identify and curb the spread, testing will be offered on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6 Army-Navy-Air-Force Road for any residents who believe they may have been in contact with a case, or are showing symptoms.
More information can be found through Public Health’s website.