Eastern Ontario Health Organizations Concerned About Rising COVID Counts
CORNWALL, Ontario – A letter signed by all hospitals and health units in Eastern Ontario raises concerns about rising COVID-19 numbers in the face of a sixth wave of the pandemic.
“The level of COVID-19 in the Champlain region is on the rise. The viral signal from COVID-19 sewage is increasing in the region and is reaching record levels in Ottawa. Additionally, the percentage of test positivity in the region is high and increasing, according to regional public health offices,” the joint statement read.
The healthcare professionals who signed the letter recommend the following to help individuals protect themselves and their loved ones:
- Get vaccinated with all the doses to which you are entitled.
- Limit your close contacts.
- Wear a mask in indoor public spaces.
- Stay home if you are sick.
The letter was signed by the following people:
|Champlain Hospital Chiefs of Staff
Almonte General Hospital, Dr. Graeme McKillop
Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital, Dr. Florin Padeanu
Bruyere, Dr. Shaun McGuire
Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, Dr. Allyson Champagne
CHEO, Dr. Lindy Samson
Cornwall Community Hospital, Dr. Lorne Scharf
Deep River District Hospital, Dr. Hanene Ben Amor
Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nadia Kucherepa
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, Dr. Michel Thibodeau
Kemptville District Hospital, Dr. Colin Sentongo
Montfort Hospital, Dr Stéphane Roux
Pembroke Regional Hospital, Dr. Thomas Hurley
Queensway Carleton Hospital, Dr. Kathi Kovacs
Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Dr. Steve Radke
Royal Ottawa Health Services, Dr. Raj Bhatla
St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jason Malinowski
The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Virginia Roth
Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Dr Brian Devin
|Eastern Ontario Medical Officers of Health
Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa Public Health
Dr. Robert Cushman, Renfrew County and District Health Unit
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Dr. Paula Stewart, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
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