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Construction Site Workers are Cautioned to Get Tested

May 5, 2021

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a large construction site in Kingston and the potential movement of some workers between job sites have prompted the Medical Officer of Health in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark to advise any construction/tradesworkers who have worked at any construction site in Kingston to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and if symptoms develop to stay home and book an appointment to be tested.

In addition, because some people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms, construction workers who have been working at a Kingston site, may go to the Brockville Assessment Centres even if they do not have symptoms.

The site is a new long-term care facility in Kingston under the lead of Pomerleau Construction. There may be workers or trades people from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark region who have visited the site. Transmission started occurring around April 26 and social interactions with workers outside of work may have accelerated transmission. Anyone who had a high risk exposure on this specific work site will be contacted by public health and advised on isolation and testing.

For more information about testing, visit the Assessment, Testing and Results section of our website or call 1-800-660-5853 extension 2222.

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