Faced with a record number of new cases of COVID-19 this week in Montérégie, the director of public health for the territory, Dr. Julie Loslier, addressed the population of the region, in a video published on October 7, in order to remind him, at the dawn of the Thanksgiving weekend, that it is essential to limit social and family contact.
The upsurge in new people infected with the coronavirus is accompanied by a rise in the number of outbreaks in workplaces and schools, she said, adding that the virus is circulating in the community.
“We all want this curve to stop increasing.”
-Dre Julie Loslier, Director of Public Health in Montérégie
Living environments for seniors are not spared, she says, and the number of hospitalizations is also on the rise.
Dr Loslier recalls that restrictive measures always aim to protect the most vulnerable people. This, even if the cases turn out to affect younger individuals in this second wave.
She reports that infection rates are higher in the Montreal Metropolitan Community (CMM) and are changing more rapidly.
“I know that the efforts required of the populations who reside in the red zones are more important”, she admits.
As of October 8, new measures have been applied in schools, such as wearing a mask in high school, restricting class bubbles, suspending extracurricular activities, outside of school and sports. of group.
Whether we are in the red or orange zone, “we limit our social and family contacts as much as possible”, urges Dr. Loslier.
It emphasizes the collaboration with schools and students.
Dr. Loslier was aware of the comments regarding the long delays in receiving screening results.
“Everyone is working so that we can shorten these delays and increase capacities. At the same time, we must concentrate screening on the people who need it most, ”that is, those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in contact with positive cases, she explains.