Major outbreak in a CHSLD in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

The CHSLD Gertrude-Lafrance, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, is dealing with a major outbreak of COVID-19. As of Saturday, 23 residents and 13 employees were infected.

The establishment located in the red zone had also been shaken during the first wave.

In an email sent to the QMI Agency in the afternoon, the spokesperson for the CISSS de la Montérégie-Center, Sara-Ève Tremblay, detailed a series of measures put in place to try to limit the spread of the virus.

These measures are those found elsewhere in the network for affected CHSLDs: admissions and transfers between units suspended; staff mobility prohibited between floors; obligation of staff to change on arrival and departure from the establishment; presence of security guards at all times to monitor the wearing of protective equipment.

“We are monitoring the situation closely. We are continuing to rigorously apply all the prevention measures necessary to deal with the situation and ensure the safety of our residents, ”said Sara-Ève Tremblay.

This is the CHSLD where footballer Laurent-Duvernay Tardif had gone to lend a hand. The work of the staff and the sports star was the subject of a documentary, “Humans Above All,” which aired on RDS 2 in September.

On November 17, Dr Alexis-Bouthillier high school in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu had to close its doors due to an outbreak of COVID-19 that had affected no less than 29 students and five staff members . The school remains closed, but is expected to reopen next week if public health permits.


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