Montreal public health asks postsecondary administrations to temporarily assist with contact tracing

September 21, 2021
Montreal public health has asked postsecondary administrations in the city to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing as a temporary measure while Montreal public health hires and trains contact tracers. Montreal public health spokesperson Eric Forest explained that they will be hiring more investigators “in order to be more efficient in responding to the demands of educational settings.” In the meantime, postsecondary administrators will be identifying low-risk contacts and asking them to monitor their symptoms for 14 days. “We are confident that the expertise jointly developed by our two networks will again be able to make a difference to control transmission in educational settings while allowing students to experience a face-to-face school year,” said Montreal Public Health Director Dr Mylène Drouin in a letter. CBC (QC)