Call for screening for clients of the Normandin in Rimouski

The Bas-Saint-Laurent Public Health Department is today launching a call for targeted screening for all people who have frequented the Normandin restaurant in Rimouski between November 16 and 18 inclusively.

To ensure rapid access to the COVID-19 screening test, a mobile screening clinic is open at 280, boulevard Arthur-Buies (Center communautaire Saint-Pie X), starting today, 8 a.m.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on November 29 and 30. To avoid queues, it is strongly recommended to make an appointment at 1 877 644-4545. The screening clinic at 288 rue Pierre-Saindon is also open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., every day.

During the day yesterday, the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 in its daily report, 10 of which are in the MRC of Rimouski-Neigette. In the past seven days alone, the Bas-Saint-Laurent region has seen an increase of 106 new cases of COVID-19.

In addition, all people who believe they have been exposed to the virus or in contact with people exposed to the virus and who are awaiting a screening result must also be placed in isolation.

Finally, remember that the rules to be followed to limit the spread of the virus can be summarized as follows: stay at home if you experience symptoms, keep a physical distance of two (2) meters, wear a face cover in public places, wash regularly. hands and limit contact.

People experiencing stress, anxiety or distress can dial 811, option 2 for psychosocial support.

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