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Active COVID-19 cases at 137; 14 outbreaks ongoing

NOV. 30 – Fourteen new COVID-19 cases and six recoveries put local active cases at 137. There are three people in hospital, one in intensive care and 14 outbreaks continue (see chart below).

Of the 14 new cases – six in Belleville, five in Quinte West, and one each in Prince Edward County, Tyendinaga and North Hastings – 10 people were not vaccinated, three fully and one partially vaccinated. Half of the new cases are in children aged five to 11.

Of the 137 active cases – 77 in Belleville, 30 in Quinte West, 11 in Prince Edward County, eight in Centre Hastings, six in Tyendinaga, four in Deseronto and one in North Hastings – 82 people were not vaccinated, 49 fully vaccinated and six partially vaccinated. In 28 cases, children aged 5 to 11 are affected; in 22 cases people are ages 30-39 and in 19 cases they are ages 40-49.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is advising individuals who attended Linguine’s Restaurant (Belleville) on Nov. 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 or 26 that they may have had an exposure to COVID-19. HPEPHis in the process of investigating several cases of COVID-19 that were present at the restaurant on these dates. Linguine’s Restaurant (Belleville) has closed voluntarily and temporarily while the investigation is underway.

These individuals  are advised to:

Monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19.
If symptoms develop, even mild ones such as a runny nose or sore throat, isolate at home and away from others, and seek testing.
To seek testing, book an appointment online for the Belleville or Trenton testing centre. You can also call 613-961-5544.
For other testing options, please visit hpepublichealth.ca/getting-tested-for-covid-19/.
When seeking testing, please provide investigation number 2238-2021-51326 to the testing centre.
While testing is not necessary for low-risk contacts if symptoms are not present, please ensure you are monitoring closely for symptoms and seek testing if any symptoms (even mild ones) develop.

NOV. 29 – With 43 new cases and 39 recoveries over the weekend, the active COVID-19 case load moves to 129 in Hastings Prince Edward.

The health unit posted six more outbreaks over the weekend, for 11 active but by late Monday afternoon increased it to 14 active outbreaks.

Added were a workplace in Belleville (three cases) and an unlicenced child care setting in Quinte West, in addition to two cases at a congregate living facility in Prince Edward County, six cases at Harry J. Clarke Public School in Belleville; 12 cases at workplaces in Belleville, seen cases at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Belleville, one case at a congregate living facility in Central Hastings; three cases at an outbreak in Prince Edward County and 28 cases are now linked to social gatherings in Trenton, declared Nov. 19.

Of the 43 new cases – 23 in Belleville, eight in Quinte West, six in Prince Edward County, three in Tyendinaga, two in Centre Hastings and one in Deseronto – 25 people were not vaccinated, 17 were fully vaccinated and one was partially vaccinated.

Of the 129 active cases – 73 in Belleville, 29 in Quinte West, 10 in Prince Edward County, eight in Centre Hastings, five in Tyendinaga, and four in Deseronto – 80 people were not vaccinated, 45 were fully vaccinated and four were partially vaccinated. Two people are in hospital.

NOV. 27 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is advising individuals who attended Shoeless Joe’s (Belleville) on Nov. 20 and 21 that they may have had an exposure to COVID-19.

HPEPH is in the process of investigating multiple cases of COVID-19 that were present at the restaurant on these dates. Shoeless Joe’s (Belleville) has closed voluntarily and temporarily while the investigation is underway.

Individuals who attended are advised to seek testing immediately for COVID-19, even if you do not have symptoms.
Book an appointment online for the Belleville or Trenton testing centre. You can also call 613-961-5544.
For other testing options, please visit hpepublichealth.ca/getting-tested-for-covid-19/
When seeking testing, please provide investigation number 2238-2021-51274 to the testing centre.
Monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19.
If symptoms develop, even mild ones such as a runny nose or sore throat, isolate at home and away from others, and seek testing again, even if you were negative the first time.

While HPEPH does not typically disclose the location of COVID-19 cases in order to protect individuals’ privacy, this information is disclosed when needed to meet public health objectives such as prompt notification of potential contacts and reducing the risk of further transmission. HPEPH is in the process of contacting identified high-risk contacts related to these cases. All high-risk contacts will be instructed by HPEPH to self-isolate immediately and to get tested.

Dr. Ethan Toumishey, Acting Medical Officer of Health at HPEPH notes that “To protect one another, residents must take immediate action. If you have symptoms, even mild ones, get tested. If you must gather, keep it small and ensure you are symptom-free. If you are not vaccinated, get vaccinated as soon as possible. Your choices will impact the health and wellbeing of those around you – so please make responsible ones.”

To book your appointment for COVID-19 vaccination at an HPEPH clinic, visit covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/.
Many pharmacies also offer COVID-19 vaccination and offer evening and weekend hours. Find pharmacies offering vaccine, here covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.

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NOV. 26 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has recorded another death related to COVID-19 bringing the total since the pandemic began, to 16. There were 15 new cases and three recoveries reported today, rising active cases to 125 in the region. Two people are in hospital.

HPEPH is asking all residents to take action to reduce potential spread of the virus as case investigations are finding people are ignoring symptoms.

“Unfortunately, our case investigations are showing a disturbing trend – individuals are ignoring mild symptoms and continuing to socialize, go to work, and attend school, even with symptoms of illness,” says Dr. Ethan Toumishey, Acting Medical Officer of Health at HPEPH. “These choices are causing spread in households and social settings, and we have also seen transmission in a school. To protect one another, to protect our community, and to protect the upcoming holiday season, it is essential that residents step up and do the right thing. Get vaccinated if you haven’t already, and stay home if you are sick, even if you’re vaccinated.”

While infection prevention protocols and screening have helped prevent the spread of COVID-19 in classrooms throughout the pandemic, HPEPH has seen transmission of COVID-19 in one school this school year. Case investigations show that children are attending school while they have symptoms of illness, which is contributing to the spread of the virus. Parents of school-aged children are reminded that they play a key role in keeping illness out of their child’s school. They must screen their child before they attend school each day. Children must stay home when they have any symptom of illness, even if fully vaccinated. As well, anyone who is sick, or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in the screening tool, should stay home.

Of the new cases, 11 in Belleville, three in Quinte West and one in Centre Hastings, nine people were not vaccinated, five fully vaccinated and one partially vaccinated. Of the 125 active cases, 64 in Belleville, 40 in Quinte West, seven each in Prince Edward County and Centre Hastings, and three in Tyendinaga – 76 people were not vaccinated, 45 were fully vaccinated and four were partially vaccinated.

The four outbreaks continue – affecting 27 cases. One new outbreak has been recorded – at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Belleville, affecting six cases.

Click here to see the complete report on the public health dashboard. 

NOV. 25 – With 23 new COVID-19 cases, active cases are now in triple digits – 114 – in Hastings Prince Edward counties. Three people are in hospital, one in intensive care. There are now four outbreaks.

Of the new cases – 11 in Belleville, six in Quinte West, two in Deseronto and one in Prince Edward County – 15 people were not vaccinated, seven were vaccinated and one was partially vaccinated.

Of the 114 cases – 55 in Belleville, 39 in Quinte West, seven in Prince Edward County, six in Centre Hastings, four in Deseronto and three in Tyendinaga – 69 people were not vaccinated, 42 were fully vaccinated and three were partially vaccinated.

Added to this weeks outbreaks affecting three people in Prince Edward County, one in Centre Hastings and 21 people in Quinte West, is an outbreak affecting two people at a Belleville workplace.

NOV. 24 – Twenty-three new COVID-19 cases bring the active total to 99 in Hastings Prince Edward counties. There are now three outbreaks – one in Prince Edward County involving three cases, one case in a congregate living facility in Centre Hastings and the 20 ongoing cases in Trenton linked to social gatherings.

Of the 23 new cases – 10 in Quinte West, six in Belleville, two each in Deseronto, Tyendinaga and Centre Hastings and one in Prince Edward County – 15 people were not vaccinated, eight were fully vaccinated.

Of the 99 active cases – 48 in Belleville, 36 in Quinte West, seven in Prince Edward County, three each in Tyendinaga and Centre Hastings and two in Deseronto – 58 people were not vaccinated, 37 fully vaccinated and four partially vaccinated.

Three people are in hospital, one in intensive care.

NOV. 23: Sixteen new COVID-19 cases, and eight recoveries, bring the active case load in Hastings Prince Edward to 80 – with five people in hospital, two in intensive care.

Of the 16 new cases – nine in Belleville, three in Quinte West, two in Prince Edward County and one each in Centre Hastings and Tyendinaga – eight people were not vaccinated, seven were fully and one partially vaccinated.

Of the 80 active cases – 45 in Belleville, 27 in Quinte West, six in Prince Edward County and one each in Centre Hastings and Tyendinaga – 45 people were not vaccinated, 32 were fully vaccinated and three were partially vaccinated.

NOV. 22 – Thirty one new cases have been recorded over the weekend making the active case load in Hastings Prince Edward soar to 72. Three people are in hospital, one in ICU.

Of the new cases – 25 in Belleville, five in Quinte West and one in Prince Edward County – 16 people were fully vaccinated, 13 were not vaccinated and two were partially vaccinated.

Of the 72 active cases – 39 in Belleville, 26 in Quinte West and seven in Prince Edward County – 42 people were not vaccinated, 27 were fully vaccinated and three people partially vaccinated.

One outbreak declared in Trenton with multiple linked social gatherings continues, and affects 16 cases.

NOV. 19 – Twenty-two new COVID-19 cases were reported, jumping the active cases in Hastings Prince Edward to 45. One person has died from COVID-19 related symptoms, bringing the number of deaths since the pandemic began to 15.

Of the 22 new cases – 16 in Quinte West and six in Belleville – 16 people were not vaccinated, five fully and one partially vaccinated.

Of the 45 active cases – 22 in Quinte West, 15 in Belleville and eight in Prince Edward County – 33 people were not vaccinated, 11 fully, and one partially vaccinated.

Late today, Dr. Ethan Toumishey, Acting Medical Officer of Health at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has declared a community outbreak in the Trenton area of Quinte West. The outbreak currently involves 18 people with COVID-19 infections and acquisition has been traced to multiple linked social gatherings. While related cases have been confirmed in school-aged children, at this time, there is no evidence these individuals acquired COVID-19 in the school setting.

One person is in hospital in ICU.

NOV. 18: Eight new COVID-19 cases, and one recovery put active cases in Hastings Prince Edward counties at 26.

Of the new cases – four in Belleville and two each in Prince Edward County and Quinte West – four people were not vaccinated, four were fully vaccinated.

Of the 26 active cases – 11 in Belleville, eight in Prince Edward County and seven in Quinte West – 17 people were not vaccinated, eight were fully vaccinated and one was partially vaccinated.

One person is in hospital, in ICU. There are no outbreaks.

Masks are considered a good layer of defence as Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam has been tweeting about airborne spread of the virus (like second-hand smoke) and advises people to wear snug fitting masks, and have good ventilation, not just social distancing.

“Evidence on aerosol spread of the SARSCoV2 virus shows that expelled virus particles can spread over distances and linger in fine aerosols for periods of time, much like second-hand smoke,” Tam wrote last weekend in one of a series of tweets.

NOV. 17 – Six new COVID-19 cases and three recoveries put active cases at 20 in Hastings Prince Edward counties. Five people are in hospital, two in ICU.

Of the new cases – two each in Prince Edward County, Quinte West and Belleville – five people were not vaccinated, one was fully vaccinated.

Of the 20 active cases – eight in Prince Edward County, seven in Belleville and five in Quinte West – 15 people were not vaccinated, four fully and one partially vaccinated.

Ninety per cent of HPE residents have one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 85 per cent of this age group have received two doses.

 

NOV. 16: Three new cases and three recoveries keep active COVID-19 cases at 17 – though five people are in hospital, two in ICU.

Two of the new cases were in Belleville and one in Prince Edward County. Of those, two people were not vaccinated, one was fully vaccinated.

Of the 17 active cases – seven in Prince Edward County, five in Belleville, three in Quinte West and one each in Centre Hastings and Tyendinaga – 10 people were not vaccinated, six were fully vaccinated and one was partially vaccinated.

All outbreaks have been declared over.

NOV. 15 – Seven new COVID-19 cases and 15 recoveries drop active cases in Hastings Prince Edward to 17; however, four people are in hospital, two in ICU.

Of the new cases, three in Belleville, two in Prince Edward County and one each in Quinte West and Tyendinaga – four people were fully vaccinated, three people were not vaccinated.

Of the 17 active cases – six in Prince Edward County, five in Belleville, four in Quinte West and one each in Centre Hastings and Tyendinaga – nine people were not vaccinated, seven fully vaccinated and one was partially vaccinated.

Two students have tested positive for COVID-19 at Kente Public School. The school board has notified all high and low risk contacts. The school remains open.

NOV. 12 – Four of the six new COVID-19 cases reported for the past two days are in Prince Edward County. The other two are in Quinte West. All were in people who were not vaccinated. One person is in hospital.

Of the 26 active cases – eight in Belleville, six each in Quinte West and Centre Hastings, five in Prince Edward County and one in North Hastings – 12 people were not vaccinated, 11 were fully vaccinated and three were partially vaccinated.

NOV. 10: One new case and three recoveries put active cases in Hastings Prince Edward at 25.

The new case, in North Hastings, involves a person who was not vaccinated. Of the 25 active cases – 10 in Belleville, seven in Centre Hastings, six in Quinte West, and one each in Prince Edward County and North Hastings – 12 people were fully vaccinated, 10 were not vaccinated and three were partially vaccinated.

The outbreak at a Belleville workplace declared Oct. 25 continues, affecting three cases.

COVID-19 booster shots are now available at the Community Centre in Picton.

The next clinic will be on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Booster shots are available to:
o 70+ years old who have received their 2nd dose on or before May 27, 2021.
o Anyone who has received 2 doses of AZ on or before May 27, 2021.
o Indigenous, 12 years old and older, who have received their 2nd dose on or before May 27, 2021.
Both Pfizer and Moderna will be available.

Remaining clinics through November in Prince Edward County:
 Nov. 11 Thursday 10-4 p.m. (2nd dose on or before May 27)
 Nov. 15 Monday 1-7 p.m. (2nd dose on or before May 31)
 Nov. 18 Thursday 10-4 p.m. (2nd dose on or before June 3)
 Nov. 22 Monday 1-7 p.m. (2nd dose on or before June 7)
 Nov. 25 Thursday 10-4 p.m. (2nd dose on or before June 10)
 Nov. 29 Monday 1-7 p.m. (2nd dose on or before June 14)

Appointments are now available through the provincial portal for clinics starting Nov. 15th but walk-ins will be welcome this week for people who qualify for a booster. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

NOV. 9: Two new COVID-19 cases bring the active cases in Hastings Prince Edward to 28.

Of the new cases – one in Centre Hastings and one in Quinte West – one person was not vaccinated, the other fully vaccinated. Of the 28 cases – 11 in Belleville, nine in Quinte West, seven in Centre Hastings and one in Prince Edward County – 14 people were fully vaccinated, 12 unvaccinated, and two partially vaccinated.

The outbreak at Belleville District Christian School has been declared over. The workplace outbreak in Belleville declared Oct. 25, affecting three cases, continues.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health states 90 per cent of residents aged 12 and over have received one vaccine dose; 84 per cent is fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 booster shots are now available at the Community Centre in Picton.

The next clinic will be on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Booster shots are available to:
o 70+ years old who have received their 2nd dose on or before May 27, 2021.
o Anyone who has received 2 doses of AZ on or before May 27, 2021.
o Indigenous, 12 years old and older, who have received their 2nd dose on or before May 27, 2021.
Both Pfizer and Moderna will be available.

Remaining clinics through November in Prince Edward County:
 Nov. 11 Thursday 10-4 p.m. (2nd dose on or before May 27)
 Nov. 15 Monday 1-7 p.m. (2nd dose on or before May 31)
 Nov. 18 Thursday 10-4 p.m. (2nd dose on or before June 3)
 Nov. 22 Monday 1-7 p.m. (2nd dose on or before June 7)
 Nov. 25 Thursday 10-4 p.m. (2nd dose on or before June 10)
 Nov. 29 Monday 1-7 p.m. (2nd dose on or before June 14)

Appointments are now available through the provincial portal for clinics starting Nov. 15th but walk-ins will be welcome this week for people who qualify for a booster. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

NOV. 8: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend and one new outbreak, bringing the active cases to 26 in the two counties.

Of the new cases – seven in Belleville, and three each in Quinte West and Centre Hastings – eight people were fully vaccinated, four not vaccinated and one partially vaccinated.

An outbreak with two cases has been declared at St. Paul Catholic Secondary School in Trenton. The workplace outbreak, affecting three cases, continues at a workplace in Belleville.

Of the 26 active cases – 10 in Belleville, eight in Quinte West, seven in Centre Hastings and one in Prince Edward County – 13 people were fully vaccinated, 11 not vaccinated and two partially vaccinated.

NOV. 5: One new COVID-19 case and one recovery keep the active case load at 18 in Hastings Prince Edward counties.

The new case in Belleville was in a person who was not vaccinated. Of the 18 cases – eight in Quinte West, six in Centre Hastings, three in Belleville and one in Prince Edward County – 12 people were not vaccinated, five fully vaccinated and one partially vaccinated.

There are no related cases in hospital. The outbreak at a Belleville workplace declared Oct. 25 continues, affecting three cases.

Individuals 12 years old and older (as of Dec. 31, 2021) looking for their first or second dose of the COVID-19 can walk into the clinic at the Prince Edward Community Centre (Picton Arena) at 375 Picton Main Street on the following dates and times:

Monday, Nov. 8, 1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, Nov. 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Monday, Nov. 15, 1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 am – 4 pm

Vaccinations are also available at local pharmacies.

NOV. 4: Four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Hastings Prince Edward counties where an active case load is now at 18.

Of the new cases – three in Centre Hastings and one in Belleville – two people were fully vaccinated, one partially and one not vaccinated. Of the 18 cases – eight in Quinte West, six in Centre Hastings, three in Belleville and one in Prince Edward County – 12 people were not vaccinated, five were fully and one partially vaccinated.

There are no cases in hospital. One outbreak at a Belleville workplace continues, affecting three cases.

NOV. 3: Four new COVID-19 cases reported, along with two recoveries, putting the active case load at 16 for Hastings Prince Edward counties.

Of the new cases – two in Quinte West, one in Belleville and one in Prince Edward County – two people were not vaccinated, two fully vaccinated.

One person is in hospital.

NOV. 2: Five new COVID-19 cases and three recoveries keep active cases at 15 in Hastings Prince Edward.

Of the new cases – three in Quinte West and one each in Prince Edward County and Belleville – three people were not vaccinated, two were fully vaccinated. Of the 15 active cases – six in Quinte West, four in Centre Hastings, three in Belleville and two in Prince Edward County – 11 people were not vaccinated, four were fully vaccinated.

NOV. 1: Three new COVID-19 cases and 10 recoveries drop current active cases to 13 in Hastings Prince Edward counties.

Of the new cases, one each in Belleville, Quinte West and Centre Hastings, all were in people not vaccinated. Of the 13 active cases – five in Centre Hastings, four in Quinte West, three in Belleville and one in Prince Edward County – 10 people were not vaccinated, three were fully vaccinated.

One outbreak, at a workplace in Belleville, continues, affecting three cases.

Individuals 12 years old and older (as of Dec. 31, 2021) looking for their first or second dose of the COVID-19 can walk into the clinic at the Prince Edward Community Centre (Picton Arena) at 375 Picton Main Street on the following dates and times:

Monday, Nov. 1, 1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, Nov. 4, 10 am – 4pm
Monday, Nov. 8, 1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, Nov. 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Monday, Nov. 15, 1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 am – 4 pm

Vaccinations are also available at local pharmacies.

 

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  1. SM says:

    Yesterday, in a Picton grocery store, the gentleman stocking shelves in the deli section was not wearing his mask properly. His entire nose was uncovered. The mask was so low that when he talked with a fellow employee I could see his upper lip moving. The other employee said nothing to him about his mask. I looked around the store. I saw one patron whose mask did not cover her nose. I saw several patrons whose masks had gaps at the top. All of these improperly worn or fitted masks allow for the free flow of air in and out of that person’s lungs. They might just as well not wear a mask. And then there are those plastic shields that some wear in place of a mask. Those allow for unimpeded air flow as well. At Quinte Mall the sanitizer station at one entrance had no sanitizer. There is a wipes station at the kiddie rides but it was out. We were in a grocery store in Belleville as well and the sanitizer was not easy to find and there was nothing to wipe the carts with. I am sure all of us can come up with similar examples. In the final analysis it boils down to the individual doing what he or she must to prevent transmission.

  2. Fred says:

    I think part of that logic is that people are realizing that Covid is something they will need to deal with for years to come. It’s been almost 2 years of shuttering and many want to live their lives rather than continue to hide away. I am not supporting that view but I can understand it.

  3. angela says:

    There was a lot of pressure for a reopening and what we are seeing now is the result. Indoor dining is not so safe and neither are group gatherings it turns out. Yet we see all kinds of ads for Christmas meals, craft fairs, live music etc. and people clamoring for still more. The mood seems to be “Damn Covid, full speed ahead.”

  4. Dennis Fox says:

    It has been reported that Canada has its first case of the Omicron variant – in Ottawa! It is time for all Canadians to pull together and to stop this before it gets started again – otherwise we will be back for Wave V and the next two years of restrictions and lockdowns. it really is up to us to stop it now!

  5. CountyProud says:

    Angela, I agree with you 100%. While I would like to support local vendors, in person craft fairs and shows are irresponsible in my opinion and I will not be attending them. I am limiting my grocery shopping to the earliest part of the day possible.

    With case counts on the rise and the newest variant of concern, I wonder if Council will rethink opening up meetings as of early Dec to in person attendance.

    Please everyone, remain vigilant and don’t assume you are immune, be respectful of others as you don’t know what their health situation may be.

  6. angela says:

    Very disheartening to read today’s numbers and news of a new variant. No Frills is disorganized at checkout and its former system worked a lot better. Giant Tiger was also more shopper friendly when a safe distance was maintained at checkout. Just whistling in the dark to suggest caution equals paranoia and we have nothing to fear. Concerning to read about all the craft fairs and other Christmas events taking place when numbers are soaring. People are getting careless.

  7. SM says:

    The continual uptick in cases is a disturbing trend. It seems that we have decided not to take the precautions that we did last year and I suspect it is because we think that being vaccinated and a loosening of covid restrictions means there is no longer any need to be concerned. It is also disturbing to note that 76 out of the 125 active cases were not vaccinated. It may be that a number of those are children but come on people don’t be complacent. Today’s news reports tell of a new variant out of South Africa that may be more contagious and more resistant to the vaccine. It isn’t over yet.

  8. CountyProud says:

    Not sure when this happened but it appears rules are indeed being relaxed at some grocery stores as pointed out by the previous posters. No Frills no longer has the cue line where you wait respectfully for a cash to be open to serve you. It is now a free for all with people lining up at any cash and trying to send their groceries down the belt while the previous person is trying to bag theirs. The cashiers can only say and do so much to these people who have decided they should not have to wait (perhaps a wait of 30-45 seconds). I think we are proceeding a bit too quickly given the rise in the number of cases.

  9. angela says:

    Exactly Dee. I could find no sanitizer for the carts at Metro last weekend and no belts are being wiped down at any of the supermarkets here. I have found used masks in No Frills carts more than once which is unacceptable. Seems ironic that messages about the proper precautions are being blared over a speaker in the store when some of these very measures are being ignored by the store. We deserve better.

  10. Dee says:

    Most recent stats show PEC leads in 7 new cases of COVID 19 with 4, and of the 7, four are fully vaccinated individuals. Makes me ponder why when entering grocery store on Loyalist Parkway at 9am on Saturday there were no wipes, masks or sanitizer available at the entrance. With the provincial lifting of restrictions, are we getting complacent? Carts not being wiped down, belts at cashier not being wiped. No sanitizer available first thing in the morning.
    Know we have all become tired of protocols but with an aged population, variants present and fully vaccinated persons contracting COVID, should we not insist there be some responsibility to ensure the safety of ourselves and others? How much effort does it take to ensure sanitizer and wipes are available at the entrance of a grocery store before opening?

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