Brockville – At this time, there are no cases of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Here is an update from the Medical Officer at The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit:
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is working with our local health care providers to be prepared and ready to respond to the presence of the novel coronavirus now called COVID-19 virus in our community. The information outlined below will assist individuals and families to learn about the COVID-19 virus.
The risk of exposure to the COVID-19 continues to be low in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area. The individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ontario have travelled to one of the affected countries, or were in close contact with someone who had COVID-19 and had returned from an affected area. Any person who is suspected of having the virus is tested in a controlled setting, and placed on home isolation until the results are known. Close contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are monitored and self-isolated for the 14 day incubation period.
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.
As the situation changes, you can find up to date information on the Ontario Ministry of Health website (https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus). This information is available in multiple languages.
– Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health