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Children, Seniors Missing Out on Health Screening as Pandemic Continues

June 4, 2020
by Guelph Today


Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is seeking ways to return to delivering programs it once delivered in schools, daycare centres and to seniors, which have on hold since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those programs include oral health and vision screening, among others.

In March, Public Health began to suspend non-critical programs and services to redeploy its staff to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance to its Continuity of Operations Plan.

At about the same time, schools and daycares in the province were shuttered and as a result, thousands of local children are not receiving public health services, like oral health and vision screening.

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