Concretely, the CIUSSS teams “quickly put in place rigorous infection prevention and control measures (PCI) and good practices in the use of personal protective equipment”.
They also implemented “all the appropriate and necessary zoning to properly contain infected residents”, in addition to identifying dedicated care teams to avoid the movement of personnel, adds the spokesperson for the CIUSSS.
“CIUSSS staff will be present on site for as long as necessary to ensure the safety and care of users. This is the mandate of our teams wherever the CIUSSS has been called in for reinforcement, and this since the start of the pandemic, ”says Annie Ouellet.
In interview at SoleilOn Monday, the general manager of the Mallet Services Corporation said he was “perplexed” by the scale of the situation, while ensuring that the outbreak, still limited to the infirmary, was “stable and under control”. According to Jean M. Gagné, the very first case would have been identified on Monday, November 16 on the employee side.
No case would have been identified in the autonomous section of the House following the massive screening, mentioned Mr. Gagné. Going outside is currently prohibited, except for medical reasons.
“The epidemiological investigation is in progress [afin de déterminer comment le virus est entré dans la résidence]. Currently, our priority is to provide care to the nuns, in collaboration with the CIUSSS ”, indicated the head of the Mallet Services Corporation.
The situation is obviously difficult for the nuns, but “knowing the Sisters of Charity of Quebec, they are resilient,” said Mr. Gagné.
It was not possible to speak on Monday with Sister Monique Gervais, Superior General of the Sisters of Charity of Quebec.