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Confirmed COVID-19 cases at You Make Me Smile Dental Centre in Trenton

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/Oct. 14, 2020

Today, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is advising the public of two linked COVID-19 cases and the potential of a low risk exposure at You Make Me Smile Dental Centre, 96 Division St. in Trenton, ON.

HPEPH is investigating and following up directly with those considered to be at a higher risk of exposure. You Make Me Smile Dental Centre is cooperating fully with the HPEPH investigation. The Trenton dental centre voluntarily closed their business on October 7 and informed patients and visitors to the clinic about the cases. The office will remain closed until Oct. 21, 2020.

HPEPH requires anyone who has visited You Make Me Smile Dental Centre between September 28 and October 6 to self-monitor and to get tested for COVID-19 if symptoms develop. Once tested, you are required to remain in self-isolation for 14 days from the date of your visit to the Dental Centre, regardless of test results.

While HPEPH does not typically disclose the location of COVID-19 cases in order to protect individuals’ privacy, this information is disclosed when needed in order to meet public health objectives such as reducing the risk of further transmission.

“The well-being of individuals who sought services at You Make Me Smile Dental Centre and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community, are our top priorities,” said Dr. Oglaza. “It is incredibly important that impacted individuals isolate immediately and seek testing as directed by public health in order to prevent further local transmission of COVID-19.” Information about where you can get tested can be found at hpePublicHealth.ca. Please be aware that pre-registration is now required for testing.

To learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and what to do if you suspect you may be at risk, visit hpePublicHealth.ca or visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how to protect yourself and stop the spread COVID-19.

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Media Contact:

Maureen Hyland
mhyland@hpeph.ca

 About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit hpePublicHealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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We are working to respond to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.

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