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A message from Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark – March 27, 2020

A message from Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark – March 27, 2020

The presence of our first person with lab confirmed COVID-19 reminds us of the importance of working together to reduce the risk of people becoming sick with COVID-19 – staying home when sick, practice physical distancing, respiratory precautions, and regular cleaning of common hard surfaces. See our frequently asked questions below for more detailed information.

In order to reduce physical contact, we have closed our office and service sites to walk-ins and have moved to providing essential services only. Check our website for a listing of our services.

COVID-19 is present in many countries including the USA, so if you have travelled internationally, it is very important that you stay at home and monitor yourself for symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath for 14 days immediately after your return.If you become ill, please complete the self-assessment tool on the Ministry of Health’s website before calling or contact the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 extension 2499. Do not go to a health care provider or emergency room without notifying them first! Assessment centres are taking referrals from health care only.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is working with our municipalities and local health care providers to be prepared to respond to the presence of the COVID-19 virus in our community.

As this is an evolving situation, we continue to remind people of the importance of using credible sources to stay informed, and encourage others to do the same. We continue to update our website frequently as new information is confirmed.

– Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health

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