Heat wave : cancellation of three days of screening in Longueuil

Canicule : annulation de trois jours de dépistage à Longueuil

The hot weather expected in the next few days force the mobile unit screening without appointment from Longueuil to cancel the activities planned until Friday at the Center Seneschal.

“With the gowns, masks, and gloves, it is very hot to the medical staff. We took this decision to protect the employees in the tents of screening, ” said Julie Loslier, director of public Health in the Montérégie region.

According to Weather Media, the mercury is expected to climb to 32 °C on Tuesday in Longueuil — with a chill temperature of 38 °C in the afternoon.

Friday, if the weather is inclement, activities will resume in the mobile unit screening without an appointment.

Ms. Loslier reassures the citizens who planned to use this mobile unit : “It will still be possible to have access to a screening test. We are inviting people who have symptoms to call 811 to make an appointment for you. It remains the place in the centres in Montérégie “.

Long-term Solutions

Public Health in the Montérégie works with the CIUSSS of the region to find solutions for the coming days of great heat. “For example, one wishes to increase the resources to allow a rotation of staff. It also wants to have use of the facilities for work despite the heat. It is run-in and it adjusts to the day-to-day, ” she pointed out.

Some mobile clinics without an appointment in Montreal, have reduced their opening hours, from 10 h to 14 h, due to the heat wave that will affect the province in the next three days.

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