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Childcare centres clean for COVID-19

Paramedics for the United Counties of Prescott-Russell collected swab samples from staff at four of the six emergency childcare centres that the United Counties of Prescott-Russell set up to provide essential services parents with childcare services while they are working at hospitals or at grocery stores and other businesses that provide essential needs for residents of the region. All the tests came back negative for COVID-19. — supplied photo
Paramedics for the United Counties of Prescott-Russell collected swab samples from staff at four of the six emergency childcare centres that the United Counties of Prescott-Russell set up to provide essential services parents with childcare services while they are working at hospitals or at grocery stores and other businesses that provide essential needs for residents of the region. All the tests came back negative for COVID-19.
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Four of the new emergency service childcare centres set up in Prescott-Russell are tested and cleared for COVID-19.

The United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) set up six childcare centres spread across the two counties to serve parents who work in health care and other designated “essential services” jobs and may not be able to stay at home with their children during the current pandemic.

Paramedics with the UCPR emergency services department spent the week prior to the May long weekend going around to four of the six centres and doing tests of the staff at those sites as a precautionary measure under the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s protocol for essential service workers.

All of the test results came back negative for any signs of COVID-19 infection among those staff members. The UCPR is waiting for further directions from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit about conducting testing at the other two centres.