The following news release was released at 1:30 p.m. on Jan.31 2021 by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit:
Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirms one positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District (RCD) has been linked to possible exposures. RCDHU is issuing an advisory after confirmation that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the following location:
- Renfrew Pontiac Livestock (Cobden): Tuesday, January 26, 2021, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
If you visited this location 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.
Remember, we need to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Stay home. Stay Safe. Save lives. In addition to the new public health measures set out in the provincial shutdown and second provincial emergency order, it is imperative that everyone do their part to keep the community safe; stay home if they are sick, avoid contact with people who are ill, practice physical distancing (2 metres), wear a mask/face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained, wash their hands, use the COVID Alert App, and if you are symptomatic, complete the COVID-19 self-assessment tool or COVID-19 school and child care screening tool before going to work, school or daycare, to monitor for symptoms and proper guidance.
For more information, visit RCDHU’s website at https://www.rcdhu.com/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-2/ or call 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097.
Renfrew County and District Health Unit(2021,Jan.31) RCDHU is issuing an advisory for potential COVID-19 exposures [media release]