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Public health officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure from Smiths Falls meal program

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is warning those who received a meal from a local church on April 15 and 22 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Google Street View

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is warning that those who picked up meals from a charitable program in Smiths Falls, Ont., could have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

St. Francis de Sales Church in Smiths Falls run a COVID-19 community meals program that offers bagged lunches to those in need.

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The public health unit says those who received packed lunches on both April 15 and 22 might have been exposed to someone with the virus.

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The health unit is asking those who used the meal program on those days to self-monitor for symptoms and, if they feel ill, to call the health unit at 1-800-660-5853, ext. 2222, for a referral for a coronavirus test.

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There are currently a total of 309 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, in the region as of Wednesday morning.

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