CORNWALL, Ontario – A letter signed by all of the hospitals and health units of Eastern Ontario raise concerns over 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 COVID-19 wastewater viral signal is increasing in the region and is at record levels in Ottawa. In addition, test per cent positivity across the region is high and increasing, according to regional public health units,” the joint statement reads.
The medical professionals signed on to the letter recommend the following to help individuals keep themselves and their loved ones safe:
- Get vaccinated with all the doses you are eligible for.
- Limit your close contacts.
- Wear a mask in indoor public spaces.
- Stay home if you are sick.
The letter was signed by the following:
|Champlain Region Hospital Chiefs of Staff
Almonte General Hospital, Dr. Graeme McKillop
Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital, Dr. Florin Padeanu
Bruyère, 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 & District General Hospital, Dr. Michel Thibodeau
Kemptville District Hospital, Dr. Colin Sentongo
Hôpital Montfort, Dr. Stéphane Roux
Pembroke Regional Hospital, Dr. Thomas Hurley
Queensway Carleton Hospital, Dr. Kathi Kovacs
Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Dr. Steve Radke
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Dr. Raj Bhatla
St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jason Malinowski
The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Virginia Roth
Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Dr. Brian Devin
|Medical Officers of Health within Eastern Ontario
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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