Update on Public Health Investigation for St. George’s-Stephenville-Port au Port Area
Western Health would like to thank residents of the St. George’s-Stephenville-Port au Port area for participating in community testing clinics for asymptomatic people. More than 2,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed at Stephenville and St. George’s testing sites since the investigation began.
In the Stephenville area investigation, all people who have been recently identified as positive have been the contact of a case; however, the initial source remains under investigation. Public Health has not seen widespread transmission in the community.
In the St. George’s area, all people who have been recently identified as positive have been the contact of a case; however, the initial source remains under investigation. Public Health has not seen widespread transmission in the community. Information from community testing as well as other aspects of the investigation is being assessed to determine if further testing is needed.
Western Health is strongly encouraging all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals over 12 years can book an appointment here.
Anyone with symptoms, even if mild, is strongly encouraged to seek testing. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please complete a self-assessment online or call 811.
If you completed a request for COVID-19 testing and do not have any symptoms, you will not be booked for a test at this time. If you were referred for testing for any other reason, and are not contacted within 24 hours, please submit a new referral online or by calling 811.
Everyone is reminded to follow public health measures including wearing masks, staying home when sick and supporting employees to do the same, practicing good hand hygiene, staying home as much as possible unless necessary for work and other essential activities, and following provincial public health requirements and recommendations.