The local hospital is encouraging residents to keep up their protective health measures going into the Easter long weekend.
Katie Hogue, West Parry Sound Health Centre’s Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Primary, Patient & Family Centred Care, says it’s going to be really important for people to measure their risk when it come to any sort of gatherings, indoors or outdoors.
“We know that COVID is growing exponentially throughout the province and in our community and we’re seeing a number of positive cases for people that qualify for testing but, [we are] recognizing that you’re looking at at least a 20 times that number when you see people that are testing positive in the community,” says Hogue.
Hogue says people need to continue to wear their masks when they are out shopping for this Easter weekend. “We know that that’s the best protection that we can give to our community,” she says
Hogue adds people need to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms come up, they must stay home and try to isolate.
“It is allergy season, so we’ve been seeing a lot of folks that have been playing off their COVID symptoms to be allergies and unfortunately it has caused outbreaks in families and in other workplace,” says Hogue.