Cornwall SDG Paramedics Staff Alexandria Assessment Centre

Posted On Tuesday June 30, 2020

Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services is proud to support expanded COVID-19 testing efforts in Alexandria.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit opened a new COVID-19 assessment centre in Alexandria on June 30, located at 62 Anik Street. The centre will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and accessible by appointment only: call 1-800-267-7120 to make one.

Two paramedics will be on site Tuesdays and Thursdays to perform up to 60 swabs per day.

“Our community paramedicine program was put in place to support our most vulnerable residents,” said Chief Bill Lister. “Now, community paramedics are supporting expanded testing in North Glengarry. This new location is more convenient for area residents, and we hope they take advantage of the testing opportunity.”

Visitors in the centre are asked to wear a mask.

Anyone who has symptoms related to COVID-19 or who thinks they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can be tested at one of six assessment centres in the EOHU region. For a list of testing centres, click here. For a list of COVID-19 symptoms, click here.

Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services has also supported testing efforts throughout the region:

  • 4,097 total swabs completed
  • 3,829 long-term care and retirement home patients and staff swabbed
  • 241 individuals in private dwellings swabbed
  • 27 child care centre staff swabbed

For more on how to protect first responders during the pandemic, click here.

For more on Cornwall SDG Paramedics testing efforts, click here.

For more on the City of Cornwall’s response to COVID-19, click here.

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