Increase in COVID-19 Cases Prompts Health Unit Warning
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With a surge of COVID-19 cases in Renfrew County, the Renfrew County District Health Unit is urging people to keep up their efforts to stop the spread of the virus.
Acting medical officer of Health, Doctor Robert Cushman, is urging anyone who is sick to stay home. He says that the symptoms for the virus can mimic anything and everything, including former health problems. However, he also urges people to not make their own diagnosis, and instead call RCVTAC.
The Health Unit says that there has been a potential exposure in Pembroke. They say if you have visited Planet Fitness on September 5th and have COVID-19 symptoms, you should be tested. The RCDHU is conducting case and contact management and say all affected individuals will receive specific instructions on self isolation. They say that all necessary precautions are being taken.
Dr. Cushman urges residents to continue to practice the fundamentals to stop the spread of the virus. These include cleaning your hands frequently with soap and water or using an alcohol based hand rub. You should cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wear a face-mask in a public area. The unit says you should avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just cleaned your hands. They also say that anyone with a smartphone should download the government of Canada’s COVID Alert App
Currently in Renfrew County, there are 4 Covid-19 cases in self isolation, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 37. If you need to get tested for COVID-19, call RCVTAC at 1-844-727-6404.