Possible COVID-19 exposure at Cornwall hospital protest

Scenes from an anti-vaccination protest outside Cornwall Community Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The regional health unit is telling people who went to a demonstration outside the Cornwall Community Hospital on the weekend to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

It comes after someone with an active case of coronavirus showed up at the Saturday protest.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit says it “has received a report that an individual who was diagnosed with active COVID-19 was present at the local demonstration.”

The demonstration happened around 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4 outside the McConnell Avenue health care facility.

It was the second demonstration after a similar one happened on Wednesday, Sept. 1 but there have been no reports of any exposure during the Wednesday protest.

The health unit says you should watch for symptoms for the next 10 days and if you do have symptoms, self-isolate and get tested right away.