EOHU warns of COVID exposure at anti-vaccine mandate protest

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EOHU warns of COVID exposure at anti-vaccine mandate protest
Anti-vaccine mandate protesters outside of the CCH on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is warning those who attended a protest in front of the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) this weekend that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

The protest took place on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. and was in opposition to the CCH’s announced mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for staff and volunteers.

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This was the second such protest to take place in the space of a week, the first happening on Sept. 1.

“The EOHU is recommending that everyone who attended the demonstration monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for the next 10 days. Anyone who develops symptoms should self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 right away (see the COVID-19 Assessment and Testing Centres webpage for testing locations). Individuals who test positive must self-isolate for 10 days,” reads a statement from the EOHU.

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