COVID-19-positive person attends Cornwall, Ont. anti-vaccine protest: health unit

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is warning of a possible COVID-19 exposure from an anti-vaccine mandate protest at a Cornwall, Ont., hospital over the weekend.

The local health unit says they received information that a protester showed up at the demonstration while positive with COVID-19.

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The event took place at 1 p.m. on Saturday outside the Cornwall Community Hospital.

Now, the health unit asks anyone who attended the protest to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for the next nine days.

Anyone who develops symptoms should self-isolate and get tested immediately.

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The hospital, like many across the province, implemented a vaccine mandate for its staff. This was voted through by the organization’s board of directors on Aug. 25.

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Similar protests have taken place at hospitals around Ontario over the last week.

The health unit did not immediately respond to a request for more information. The Cornwall Community Hospital said it is working on a request for comment.

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