COVID-19 community containment centre opening in Sherbrooke

Record Staff

Next week the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS will open a community quarantine centre at the Petites Sœurs de la Sainte-Famille convent on Galt Street West.
The centre will accommodate clients who are dealing with COVID-19 and whose current living environment does not allow for safe confinement. A team trained and dedicated to the needs of the clientele will be on site. A total of 91 spaces will be available. Accommodation will be temporary, until the person is no longer contagious. They will then be able to return to their living environment after having undergone a negative screening test and 14 days of symptom-free confinement. Transfer to the containment centre will be made on the recommendation of the Director of Public Health. Patients who have COVID-19 and have been successfully treated in hospital but who cannot return to their living environment will also be referred to the containment centre. The health care team will make the recommendation.
The new containment centre was developed through a mutual agreement between the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS and the owner of the convent.

Published in the Thursday, April 23 edition of The Record.

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