Health Unit warns of possible COVID-19 exposure

A media release just in from Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) states:

RCDHU is issuing an advisory for a potential low-risk exposure after confirmation that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 visited Planet Fitness in Pembroke on September 5, 2020.

If you visited Planet Fitness in Pembroke on September 5, 2020 and have COVID-19 symptoms, a COVID-19 testing clinic is being offered on Monday, September 14, 2020 at RCDHU, 7 International Drive, Pembroke, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
If you are not able to be tested this coming Monday, please contact the Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre (RVTAC) at 1-844-727-6404 to arrange for testing.

Planet Fitness, Pembroke (photo

Editor’s note: The Planet Fitness website provides the following notice:

“In cooperation with Renfrew County and District Health Unit, we have voluntarily & temporarily closed our facility due to a possible isolated Covid-19 exposure. We are conducting an additional full sanitization of the facility & will reopen ASAP.”


RCDHU’s media release continues: All necessary precautions are being followed to ensure the safety of the public. RCDHU is conducting case and contact management with appropriate individuals. All affected individuals will receive specific instructions.

Dr. Robert Cushman, Acting Medical Officer of Health, RCDHU, “is urging residents to be over cautious with any COVID-like symptoms, whether mild or moderate, and that everyone must be self-monitoring for any new or worsening symptoms.” Dr. Cushman continues, “It is better to stay home even with the slightest symptom as we want to continue to move forward and not undo all of our hard work thus far.”

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, 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, click HERE to visit the RCVTAC website    or call 1-844-727-6404.

For all other information, click HERE to visit RCDHU’s website    or call 613-735-8654.


Renfrew County & District Health Unit(2020,Sept.13) Health Unit Issues Advisory about Potential COVID-19 Exposure [media release]


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