En seeking solutions to adapt the offer of screening services to increased demand, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS has entered into an agreement with two owners of commercial buildings in Sherbrooke located at 75, rue J.-A.-Bombardier (formerly the BRP premises) and at 30, rue J.-A.-Bombardier (formerly the Costco warehouse).
These two places will be set up to offer screening according to different criteria (preoperative screening, symptomatic or asymptomatic people, etc.). The objective is to separate the people to be screened according to their profile in order to ensure better fluidity of services.
The opening date and the details of the service offer will be communicated as soon as possible, specifies the CIUSSS de l’Estrie CHUS.
“We are aiming to use the former Costco premises as of next week for asymptomatic customers. The other activities of the Murray Street CDD will be moved as soon as the site of the former BRP is ready to begin activities without an appointment, ”it was added, adding that the Murray Street CDD is maintaining its offer of service until the new premises are operational.
Chat Noir clients wanted
In addition, Public Health is asking all customers who went to Le Chat Noir bar on September 6 to take the COVID-19 test. Indeed, a person infected with the virus frequented this bar on that date. To curb the spread of the virus, this screening is strongly recommended.
It should be recalled that police interventions took place during the weekend of September 5 and 6 at the Le Chat Noir and Figaro bars and that the officers observed that sanitary measures were not respected in these two places.
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Three new outbreaks in Estrie
Outbreaks or aggregates of cases are active in several Estrie communities. Three new settings were identified: the Granby Tradelco store, where five cases were listed, the Champlain Regional College, where fewer than five cases were listed, and the Le Chat Noir bar, where less than five cases were also listed. .
Public health teams are hard at work to conduct the epidemiological investigations generated by each positive case.
In addition, two new cases were reported to the Lambton CHSLD bringing the total number of people tested positive to 32. A new case was also reported at Le Goéland school and another in the Ascot sector in the Mont- borough. Bellevue, where there are a total of 109 cases.
In all, Estrie Public Health recorded an increase of 23 active cases on Wednesday, including 15 in Sherbrooke. No one is hospitalized in the region.
Since the start of the pandemic, Estrie has recorded 1,493 cases, of which 1,331 have recovered and 28 have died bringing the number of active cases to 134.