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Health unit says Cornwall anti-vaccination mandate protesters could have been exposed to COVID-19

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is advising the public that it has received a report that an individual who was diagnosed with active COVID-19 infection was present at a local demonstration against COVID-19 vaccine mandates this past weekend.

The demonstration took place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 4 in front of the Cornwall Community Hospital.

The EOHU is recommending that everyone who attended the demonstration monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for the next 10 days. Anyone who develops symptoms should self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 right away (see the COVID-19 Assessment and Testing Centres webpage for testing locations). Individuals who test positive must self-isolate for 10 days.

For more information on COVID-19, including vaccination information, please visit www.EOHU.ca/coronavirus.

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