As of Tuesday, December 15, there were 333 active cases of COVID-19 under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).  There have been 1,134 cumulative cases under EOHU jurisdiction since the pandemic began.  As of Tuesday, the number of deaths remained at 32.  As of Tuesday, six COVID-19 patients under EOHU jurisdiction were in hospital and one of those patients was in intensive care.

All municipalities under EOHU jurisdiction are now under the Ontario government’s Orange-Restrict designation for COVID-19 control.  The changes took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 14 due to the recent steady increase of cases across the territory.

As of December 15, 88,987 COVID-19 tests had been performed at the six testing and assessment facilities, and by paramedics across the EOHU’s territory.


COVID-19 cases in schools under EOHU jurisdiction have increased again in recent days.  As of December 15, the largest school outbreak was in a dormitory at the Al-Rashid Islamic Institute, a religious boarding school at the eastern edge of Cornwall on Highway 2 where 43 people had initially tested positive for COVID-19.

As of December 15, cases of COVID-19 were also listed at the following schools under EOHU jurisdiction.  The source of these numbers is from information provided by school boards and the Ontario government list which is updated daily.  Two or more cases at a school constitutes an official outbreak, unless otherwise stated.  The decision to declare an official outbreak depends on how the affected individuals contracted COVID-19.

One student at Laggan Public School

Two students at Glengarry District High School in Alexandria—Not an official outbreak.

One student at St. Finnan’s Catholic Elementary School in Alexandria

Five students and seven staff members at École élémentaire catholique St-Isidore

Four students at École élémentaire catholique St-Viateur in La Nation

One student and one staff member at École élémentaire catholique La Source in North Stormont

One student and one staff member at École élémentaire catholique Embrun Pavillon St-Jean/Pavillon La Croisée

One student at École élémentaire publique De la Rivière Castor in Russell

One staff member at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in South Glengarry

One student at École élémentaire publique Rose des vents in Cornwall

One student at North Dundas Intermediate School in Winchester

Childcare facilities

The following childcare centres under EOHU jurisdiction had cases of COVID-19 as of December 11

Four children and one staff member at Centre éducatif au Jardin des Calins in Limoges

One staff member at Wee Watch Private Home Day Care East in Russell

One child at Young Achievers and Where Children Grow-Bishop in Cornwall

Long-term care outbreaks

The number of long-term care and other group living institutions under EOHU jurisdiction with COVID-19 outbreaks has increased to 10 in recent days. Those facilities are:

Prescott and Russell Residence in Hawkesbury

Champlain Long-term Care in L’Orignal

The Palace Long-term Care in Alexandria

Valoris Residence in Hammond

Heritage Heights in Cornwall

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care (Quinn House) in Cornwall

Royal Manor Rest Home in Cornwall

Parisien Manor in Cornwall

Sunset Cove Retirement Home in Long Sault

TSIIonKwa NonhSoTe Long-term Care Facility in Akwesasne

Ontario situation

According to the Ontario Ministry of Health, there were 17,031 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario as of December 14.  There were 2,275, or 1.6 per cent more active cases on December 14 than on December 13.  However, the Ministry of Health attributes some of the significant day-to-day increase in active cases due to changes in how Public Health Ontario extracts and analyzes COVID-19 case data.

On December 14, the Ministry reported that 123,373 or 85.4 per cent of cumulative cases were resolved.  Resolved cases do not include deaths.

There were 921 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of December 14.  Out of those 931 patients, 249 were in intensive care, and 156 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 3,992 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of December 14, comprising 2.8 per cent of all cumulative cases.

Holiday testing hours

Due to the approaching holiday season, the hours of operation have been adjusted at the six COVID-19 testing and assessment facilities operated by the EOHU and local partners such as hospitals and medical clinics.

Alexandria testing and assessment centre

Open Sundays,Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. Please call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120.

Holiday schedule
Open December 20th and 27th. Closed December 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st.

62 Anik Street
Alexandria, ON

Children must be at least 2 years old to get tested at this location.

Casselman COVID-19 Testing Centre (no longer a drive-through)

Note: The Limoges COVID-19 testing centre is permanently closed. Services have been moved to Casselman.

Open Monday to Friday, by appointment only. Please call 1-800-267-8260.

Holiday Schedule
Closed December 24th, 25th and 31st as well as January 1st.

872 Principale Street
Casselman, ON

Children must be at least 1 year old to get tested at this location.

Cornwall COVID-19 Assessment Centre

By appointment only. Please call 343-475-0160.

Holiday schedule
Closed December 25th, 26th and January 1st.

850 McConnell Avenue
Cornwall, ON

There are no age restrictions to get tested at this location.

Hawkesbury COVID-19 Assessment Centre 

Open Monday to Friday, by appointment only. Click here to schedule an appointment. If you do not have internet access or need assistance with the appointment system, call 613-632-1111, ext. 53800.

Holiday schedule
Closed December 25th and 28th as well as January 1st and 4th.

750 Laurier Street
Hawkesbury, ON

Children must be at least 2 years old to get tested at this location.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Rockland COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Click here for important information about testing eligibility at this assessment centre.

Open Monday to Friday, by appointment only.

Holiday schedule
Closed from December 24th to January 2nd inclusively.

Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team Office (CRFHT)
2741 Chamberland Street
Rockland, ON

Winchester COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Open Monday to Friday from 10: 30 a.m.  to 6 p.m.

Holiday schedule
Closed December 25th, 28th and January 1st.

Lions Club Hall
515 Albert Street
Winchester, ON

Note: Patients should call 613-801-2333 to book their test. They will be given an estimated window of time to come to the Lions Club Hall. For more information, please see Winchester COVID-19 Assessment Centre: What You Need to Know.

There are no age restrictions to get tested at this location.

Active COVID-19 cases across Eastern Ontario Health Unit jurisdiction as of December 15, 2020.

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.