Ottawa Public Well being is placing out a name to seek out six passengers of a latest intra-provincial rideshare journey after one of many people examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.
The native public well being unit mentioned Tuesday it’s on the lookout for the passengers of a visit from Toronto to Ottawa on Feb. 16. The journey was organized by way of a non-public rideshare service.
The van departed from Yorkdale Purchasing Centre round 1 p.m. that day and arrived in Ottawa at roughly 6 p.m., making stops at Bayshore Purchasing Centre, the Rideau Centre and the St. Laurent Purchasing Centre.
OPH mentioned one of many seven folks within the car throughout the journey lately examined constructive for the virus and will have been contagious inside the timeframe together with their journey.
As a result of OPH has been unable to determine the opposite shut contacts on the journey — six others together with the van’s driver — it’s issuing a public launch to alert the passengers of potential publicity.
The people are requested to right away self-isolate and name OPH at 613-580-6744 for additional testing.
OPH additionally encourages residents to journey by automobile solely with folks in your quick family. In every other circumstances, masks needs to be worn and shared meals and drinks needs to be averted.
On-line initiative encourages the general public to share details about potential COVID exposures
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