Wednesday, October 28

Saint-Hyacinthe: two outbreaks in retirement homes


The second wave of COVID-19 hits hard two retirement homes in Saint-Hyacinthe, Montérégie, where there are several cases.

At Villa Saint-Joseph, 48 residents and a dozen employees have contracted COVID-19. At Résidence Bourg Joli, the number of infected residents is currently 37.

These figures cause great concern among employees, according to Daniel Laroche, president of the Union of Workers of the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est. (CSN)

“The employer assured us that it was going to be the same protocols of the first wave and we disagree,” he denounced.

The lack of personnel involved?

An employee with COVID-19 on forced leave told TVA Nouvelles that she had to move up and down several floors while working.

She added that residents were able to roam the buildings freely and that there were not enough resources to deal with the situation, which may have helped transmission of the virus.

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