Bruce Power Provides Pop-Up Isolation Centre To Help In COVID-19 Fight

Wednesday July 8th, 2020

Posted at 12:20pm

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Bruce Power has provided a 50-bed pop-up facility to Leamington to assist in the COVID-19 fight as the region battles an outbreak affecting local agricultural workers.

The pop-up isolation centre, located at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre in Leamington, includes beds, dividers, gloves, gowns and linens and is ready to be activated if or when it is needed. Bruce Power previously donated 20,000 masks and a quantity of hand sanitizer to assist the County of Essex, and working through the Ontario Ministry of Health, arranged for the mobile 50-bed pop-up facility.

“We secured the hospital equipment for just this type of situation and we want Ontario to know we’re here for you and that by working together, we will get through this and come out of this pandemic stronger and more united than we’ve ever been,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “When we work together, good things happen an as our economy begins to recover our collective commitment to safe practices, such as good hand hygiene, physical distancing, cleaning, and wearing a mask when less than 2-metres apart are more important than ever.”

Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald said the additional isolation space will be used if the need arises.

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