A message from Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark
What can the community do to prevent COVID-19 infection?
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.
On Wednesday, March 11, Ottawa had its first case of COVID-19 infection in an individual who had returned from international travel. This person will be isolated until they have 2 negative tests for the virus 24 hours apart.
The risk of exposure to the COVID-19 continues to be low in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area. The Public Health Unit continues to follow any person who is suspected of having the virus, and they are placed on home isolation until the test results are known. We have had several people tested and they all have been negative for the COVID-19 virus at this point.
Now, is the time to practice the precautions listed below to prevent the spread of all respiratory diseases. This is our best defence against infections including COVID-19.
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
Much more information here: https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/