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12 positive COVID-19 cases in quarantine at CFB Trenton

MARCH 20 – Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, stated today there are now 12 COVID-19 cases among individuals in quarantine at CFB Trenton. As of March 20, she noted 925 cases across the nation, and 12 deaths.

 

MARCH 18 – Nine individuals are in quarantine since arrival at CFB Trenton and will remain in isolation at CFB under the assessment of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The individuals in quarantine have been receiving daily health checks by PHAC nurses. There is also a Canadian Red Cross dedicated clinic at CFB Trenton, which is providing non-urgent medical care to those staying in quarantine. Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts have been placed in isolation, and are being supported in their recovery by dedicated nurses. All are expected to make a full recovery.

MARCH 17 – As of Tuesday, March 17, the Public Health Agency of Canada says eight people have tested positive for the disease since the plane landed a week ago.

MARCH 13 – A second individual in quarantine at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the second Canadian repatriated from the Grand Princess cruise ship to test positive for the virus.

Karen La Rose, Communications Co-ordinator with the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health states all infection prevention and control protocols have been followed during the quarantine of the travellers.

“The affected individual has been in quarantine since arrival at CFB Trenton and will remain in isolation on base under the assessment of the Public Health Agency of Canada. The Canadian Red Cross has established a dedicated clinic at CFB Trenton, which has been monitoring the repatriated Canadians on site during their 14-day quarantine.”

Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) confirms “We are confident that all necessary infection control protocols have been followed during the repatriation process. There is no need for concern about transmission to the public from anyone in quarantine at CFB Trenton”.

The Government of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Canadian Red Cross, and HPEPH are working collaboratively, following all protocols to prevent the spread of infection.

HPEPH maintains recommendations to stay calm and continue with infection control practises, such as frequent hand washing, coughing into sleeve – not hands, and remaining at home if feeling unwell.

The HPEPH website, hpePublicHealth.ca is continuously updated and contains current information and answers for many questions about COVID-19, infection control, and outbreak preparedness. Residents of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties who still have questions about COVID-19 can call the COVID-19 information line at 613-966-5500.

Local public health agency reports first COVID-19 case

MARCH 11 – An individual at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton has tested positive for COVID-19, having arrived March 9 aboard the flight of Canadians repatriated from the Grand Princess cruise ship off California.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reports the passenger developed mild symptoms during the flight from Oakland. Public Health Ontario laboratory tests have confirmed infection with the COVID-19 virus.

“The affected individual has been closely monitored both during the flight, and since arrival at CFB Trenton, and will remain in isolation on base under the assessment of the Public Health Agency of Canada,” said Karen La Rose, Communications Co-ordinator at HPEPH. “The Canadian Red Cross has established a dedicated clinic at CFB Trenton, to monitor the repatriated Canadians on site during their 14-day quarantine.”

“The health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority” said Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at HPEPH. “We are working collaboratively, following established protocols, and undertaking all possible infection control precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19. The risk of person-to-person spread in our region is still low.”

HPEPH is advising residents to stay calm and continue with infection control practises, such as frequent hand washing, coughing into your sleeve – not hands, and remaining at home if feeling unwell.

More information on COVID-19, infection control, and outbreak preparedness is available at hpePublicHealth.ca

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