COVID-19
Back from vacation: voluntary screening is encouraged
« Don’t hesitate to get tested » - Christian Dubé, Health minister
Article published on 5 August 2020
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Traduction from French by Eric O’Brien

During a press conference Monday, the ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, Christian Dubé, called on the Quebec population to get tested for COVID-19, especially if they have traveled in the Province in recent weeks.

Due to construction holidays coming to an end, Dubé asked the workers who have traveled across Quebec to show proof of vigilance when detecting potential symptoms and be screened if there are any doubt.

The Minister of health reminded residents that screening is essential in order to limit the impacts of transmission in the community. He particularly called on the vigilance of parents with children who attend day camps and daycare centers, since outbreaks have recently been detected in the Outaouais and in Eastern Ontario. Parents are advised to watch their children’s symptoms and not hesitate to go to a screening clinic.

The Directeur de la Santé Publique Dr. Horacio Arruda, meanwhile, suggested that Quebeckers get tested even if they did not travel during the holidays, because some cases of “asymptomatic people” could have circulated in the last few weeks.

The most recent data published by the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais indicates that no case of COVID-19 has been identified in the MRC Pontiac.

Residents can go for a screening test at the Mansfield-et-Pontefract CLSC without an appointment on Wednesdays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

To find out more about COVID-19 and the various measures implemented by the Government of Quebec visit: Quebec.ca/coronavirus.

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