Special Cornwall council meeting with political, hospital brass

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CORNWALL – Cornwall City Council will hold a special meeting this afternoon (April 8) to hear from a panel of political and medical professionals about the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cornwall Community Hospital CEO Jeanette Despatie, MPP Jim McDonell, MP Eric Duncan and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis will be there.

Topics expected to be covered include vaccines, the variants of concern and the stress the situation is putting on the local hospital.

Mayor Bernadette Clement says the next few weeks will be challenging and the special council meeting was to “ensure community concerns are being heard.”

The meeting starts at 5 p.m.

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