New COVID-19 case in Renfrew County provokes exposure warning

Earlier today, July 2, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirmed one more positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District associated with community spread.

A media release received this evening from RCDHU issues an advisory after confirmation that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the following locations:

  • Walmart (Pembroke): Monday, June 22, 2020, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Shopper’s Drug Mart (Petawawa): Wednesday, June 24, 2020, between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

If you visited either of these locations during these times, please self-monitor for symptoms.

If you develop symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact Renfrew County Virtual Triage Assessment Centre (RCVTAC) at 1-844-727-6404 or RCDHU at 613-735-8654 or 1-800-267-1097 to arrange for testing.

If you do not have symptoms and are concerned about exposure check the COVID-19 Testing Schedule to visit a testing site near you.

All necessary precautions are being followed to ensure the safety of the public. RCDHU is conducting case and contact management with appropriate individuals and organizations. All affected parties will receive specific instructions on self-isolation and self-monitoring based on exposure.

Dr. Robert Cushman, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Renfrew County and District Health Unit states, “As we continue to re-open the province, I cannot stress enough that it is everyone’s responsibility to practice physical distancing and if you cannot observe the 2-metre rule, wear a mask.”

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and then use Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to seek further care.

For more information about the COVID-19 Testing Schedule:

 

Renfrew County & District Health Unit(2020,July2) RCDHU Reports New Case of COVID-19 with Potential Exposures [media release]

 

Editor’s note: On a regular basis the Renfrew County & District Health Unit (RCDHU) provides the latest summary of coronavirus cases in the area. From this local report and the Province of Ontario’s daily summary, The Current updates its COVID-19 widget above the weather summary on its website. These are also the sources for the scrolling news ticker on The Current’s home page.

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