Two weeks after the start of its new accelerated program to train future agents for the beneficiaries, the PSC Fierbourg, in the borough of Charlesbourg, in Quebec city, lamented the fact that a student infected with the COVID-19.
On Sunday, an email from the public health sent to several students of the training programme “care Support support in establishment of health” were invited to ” raise their vigilance “.
“It is possible that you have been exposed to a person who has received a diagnosis of COVID-19 “, said in the letter which The Journal has obtained a copy.
Questioned in this regard, the secretary-general of the Centre de services school of Premieres-Seigneuries, Martine Chouinard, confirmed the news.
“Currently, we have a student who has actually tested positive to the COVID-19 at the vocational training Centre Fierbourg “, she says, adding that he has been removed from the training for the time being, in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus to her classmates.
No seniors at risk
After an epidemiological investigation conducted by the public health, the results demonstrated that the risk of contagion to other students was low.
“For this reason, the school remains open and continues its training activities. But there were even validated with [public health] measures of sanitary protection that have been put in place, ” says Ms. Chouinard.
Fortunately for residents of NURSING homes, the future orderlies are not yet rendered at the step of practical training in a residential centre for seniors.
“The program began on June 15, so they were still in the theoretical training at the school. It was not until mid-July that they enter in the practical part, with older people “, explains the secretary general of the Center for services school of the First Seigneuries.
The coronavirus in Quebec city
At a press conference on Monday, the regional director of public health, Dr. François Desbiens, gave an update on the situation of the disease coronavirus in the National Capital.
According to his observations, even if the region is the third most populous town in the province, it is at the 7th position in terms of the number of cases.
It accounts for about 3 % of cases and deaths linked to the coronavirus, as it hosts 10 % of the population of Quebec.
Of 1842 infected persons in the region, 76 % are considered cured. In total, 176 individuals who have lost their fight against the COVID-19, including three since last Thursday.
Note that 92 % of the accommodation centres for elders in the territory were not affected by the coronavirus.
“We are currently witnessing a lull in the summer, but be careful ! The virus is still present and will return this fall if you do not follow the instructions [distancing] “, said Dr. Desbiens.