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“We need a helping hand” in CHSLDs - François Legault
Premier asks that Quebec citizens with medical training enlist to help in CHSLDs
Article published on 15 April 2020
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The most recent briefing of the Québec government revealed that the Outaouais region has 181 cases of COVID-19 on its territory. The MRC Pontiac remains at 5 cases or less. No deaths have occurred in the region.

In his daily press briefing, the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, called on everyone to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 in CHSLDs.

Aware that the shortage of staff in the CHSLDs was felt before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Premier declared that 1,250 employees were missing from establishments across Quebec.

The Quebec government has also asked that people in the education with expertise in healthcare, including nursing educators, as well as social economy businesses, lend a hand on a voluntary basis.

Reminder of instructions:
To limit the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible, it is important, in particular to:
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water for twenty seconds, especially when you are outside;
- disinfect your hands with an alcohol-based solution if you do not have access to soap and water;
- keep a distance of two meters from other people;
- to avoid any gathering;
- to stay at home, except in case of necessity.

If symptoms appear:
- isolate yourself;
- cough on the inside of your elbow;
- throw away your handkerchiefs (tissues) immediately after use and wash your hands afterwards;
- consult the Self-care guide or call line 1 877 644-4545 for the measures to be taken.

To learn more about the coronavirus, the public is invited to consult the Québec.ca/coronavirus website. Information can be obtained using the coronavirus line at 1-819-644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545 (toll free).

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