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Leeds, Grenville, Lanark health unit putting some services on hold as COVID-19 transmission rises

Breastfeeding, sexual health, and non-COVID immunization clinics are being cancelled.
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The Leeds,Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is putting some of its services on pause for nearly three weeks, in order to manage and contact trace positive cases of COVID-19, as well as continue its COVID-19 vaccine roll out. 

Temporary changes include:

  • SmarkWorks services only available at Brockville and Smiths Falls offices, although they can be requested at different sites, if needed.
  • Coolers and sample bottles for well-water testing only available at Brockville and Smiths Falls offices
  • Breastfeeding, sexual health, and non-COVID immunization clinics will be cancelled. 

During this temporary change, the health unit says its phone lines remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week, at 1-800-660-5853; and by calling 613-345-5685 after-hours for emergencies. 

The health unit is expected to resume services as usual on April 9.

The COVID-19 services the health unit is focusing on in the meantime, include:

  • Case and contact staff continue to complete case management and contact tracing for positive cases of COVID-19.
  • Outbreak staff continue to manage suspect and confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19.
  • Public Health Inspectors continue to complete high-priority inspections and respond to complaints.
  • COVID-19 vaccine clinics continue to operate as scheduled - For more information about eligibility and booking appointments, click here.
  • Assessment centres are open for testing.



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