4 CDSG Command Message
Posted on Thursday May 6, 2021
GARRISON PETAWAWA - 4th Canadian Division Support Group Petawawa can confirm that a small number of positive COVID-19 cases have been identified at Garrison Petawawa.
In accordance with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) COVID-19 protocols, contact tracing and isolation of affected personnel has occurred. Those who have tested positive have access to required medical support.
The CAF at Garrison Petawawa are prepared to respond to positive COVID-19 cases through a series of well-planned immediate action drills.
A layered risk mitigation strategy is in place to ensure essential and critical training can continue. Grn Petawawa’s layered risk mitigation strategy includes personal health protection measures such as mask wearing in all Department of National Defence (DND) buildings, DND vehicles, and outside on DND property when two metre spacing cannot be achieved.
During the conduct of essential training, cohorts are strongly enforced to reduce the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus in the event of community transmission. Grn Petawawa will continue to adhere to Federal, Provincial, and local Renfrew County and District Public Health Unit guidelines when conducting essential training activities.
The CAF is in the midst of a COVID-19 vaccination campaign. We are taking every step to educate our personnel on the importance and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to allow our members to make an informed decision regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
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