The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais says a COVID-19 outbreak is underway at the Pontiac Hospital in the 37-bed short-stay unit. According to the CISSS de l’Outaouais, 9 patients and less than 5 employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Expanded screening is underway to get a full picture of the outbreak situation.
“In order to control the situation quickly, a hot zone has been set up. All infection prevention and control measures are currently in place and teams are being dispatched to the area. We invite the population of the Pontiac territory to limit their visits to the Hospital, unless it is an emergency situation. We also remind the importance of vaccination for all people who are targeted by the vaccination, "said the communications department of the CISSS de l’Outaouais. A press conference will take place today (April 23) at 2:30 p.m.
More details to come.