Vaccine mandate protester attended rally with active COVID-19

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A person with an active case of COVID-19 attended a protest outside the Cornwall Community Hospital on Saturday, according to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.  (Google Maps - image credit)
A person with an active case of COVID-19 attended a protest outside the Cornwall Community Hospital on Saturday, according to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. (Google Maps - image credit)

Those who attended a protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in front of the Cornwall Community Hospital on Saturday might have been exposed to the virus.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit said a person at the rally, which took place on Saturday afternoon, had an active case of COVID-19, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

The exposure notice recommends anyone who attended the demonstration monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for the next 10 days.

Anyone who develops symptoms should self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 right away. Those who test positive must self-isolate for 10 days.

COVID-19 can range from a cold-like illness to a severe lung infection, with common symptoms including fever, a cough, vomiting and loss of taste or smell. Recently, a runny nose and headache have become more common.

The demonstration was one of a wave of similar protests outside hospitals and other public buildings after Ontario announced plans for a vaccine passport that will come into effect on Sept. 22.

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