Person dies after attending Guelph COVID-19 Assessment Clinic

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has confirmed that someone died Friday morning after attending the Guelph COVID-19 assessment clinic at the Victoria Road Recreation Center.

A Public Health press release indicates that the person was treated on site by members of the Guelph family health team and Guelph emergency services.

“I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” said medical officer of health Dr. Nicola Mercer in the release.

“For members of the public who may have been at the Assessment Clinic this morning, I know this is a shocking and sad event and our thoughts are with you as well.”

“To the staff of the Guelph Health Team, the staff of the Guelph General Hospital and EMS who did not hesitate to provide care despite the risk of COVID-19, thank you for your bravery,” said Dr. Mercer.

The individual will be tested posthumously for COVID-19.

WDG Public Health will work with the Guelph Family Health Team and Guelph General Hospital, as well as with other partners, on the next steps required.

The assessment clinic will remain closed during full cleaning. The assessment clinic will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 25.

No other information about the person will be released.



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