WELLINGTON COUNTY – There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wellington County, and also no assessment centres open here.
Testing in the county is still done at local hospitals.
There are two centres open in the larger region covered by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health: one in Guelph and one in Orangeville.
The Orangeville centre opened on March 19, two days after the opening of the Guelph centre. Both are open daily from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
As of March 19, there are about 40 COVID-19 assessment centres in the province.
Other locations close to Wellington County include Georgetown, Hanover, Hamilton, Milton and three in Peel Region.
But health officials are stressing that only those with symptoms should get tested for the novel coronavirus.
“I urge people to stay informed and review recommendations from public health and the Ontario Ministry of Health frequently,” stated Kim Delahunt, president and CEO of Headwaters Health Care Centre, on the same day the assessment centre opened at the Orangeville hospital.
“If you do not need to be at the hospital, or you do not meet the assessment criteria, please stay away.”
For more information on who should be tested and on self-assessments, click here.
For information assessment centres in the region, visit the public health website.