Public Health officials are urging residents to not go to Guelph’s new COVID-19 assessment centre if they do not have symptoms of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The clinic will begin operating at 8 a.m. on Tuesday in the Guelph EMS facility at 65 Delhi St. and it will be open until 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Those with COVID-19 symptoms can go to the assessment entre without a referral, but Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said individuals should not visit the assessment centre unless they have symptoms.
“If the symptoms are mild, individuals should stay home and self-isolate,” Public Health stated in a post on their website. “For moderate symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath, individuals should call their physician and follow their direction.”
Those with severe symptoms should visit their nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately, Public Health said.
“The assessment centre is designed to prioritize our resources to ensure those most at risk are identified and screened,” Guelph’s medical officer of health Dr. Nicola Mercer said.
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