A few Quebec health workers sick with COVID-19 being asked back to work, union says – CBC

‘Completely counter’ to public health messaging, union rep says

Aug 01, 2022

Some Quebec health workers have been asked to report to work in recent days while suffering from serious symptoms of COVID-19, including nausea, vomiting, headaches and serious fatigue, the head of a major Quebec nurses union said Monday.

Bringing a symptomatic, COVID-19-positive worker back on the job is “completely unacceptable” and runs counter to public health recommendations, Julie Bouchard of the Fédération interprofessionelle de la santé du Québec said.

“While the entire population is asked to stay home and isolate to avoid contamination when they have symptoms or are positive for COVID-19, workers in the health network can still go to work, risk contaminating our colleagues, make already vulnerable patients even sicker,” she said in a phone interview.

“It goes completely counter to what public health has been saying to the Quebec population for weeks.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-health-working-with-covid-symptoms-1.6538193

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