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VON assisting with Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) screening at CFB Trenton

VON is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our clients, employees, and volunteers during the ongoing novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. To read our previous statement, please click here. 

VON Canada has been engaged by the Public Health Agency of Canada to assist with medical screenings for Canadian passengers on returned flights chartered by the Government of Canada and the U.S. Government from Wuhan, China. Evacuated passengers arrived at CFB Trenton, Ontario on Friday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 11 where they are currently being quarantined for 14 days. These measures were taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of these passengers and all Canadians. Passengers underwent thorough health screenings prior to boarding, during the flight, and upon landing. No one who was sick or displaying symptoms was permitted to travel.

VON is a home and community care provider employing nurses in the Trenton area. The request for support in this important effort is a testament to the quality care of our staff, and the trust placed in our team by our partners. VON’s regular service delivery and care for current clients in the Trenton area will not be affected. 

Click here to view a PDF of Frequently Asked Questions related to 2019-nCoV which has been updated to reflect VON’s assistance at CFB Trenton. 

For more information, or, if you have concerns about delivery of care, please contact 1-888-866-2273 or email clientrelations@von.ca. 

For further information about the 2019-nCoV from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit www.canada.ca/coronavirus or call 1-833-784-4397.

For further information about the initiative at CFB Trenton from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, please visit https://hpepublichealth.ca/the-novel-coronavirus-2019ncov/

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