(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Imagine, a serious viral pandemic is exploding across the globe and you, the infection control person, decides to travel south during this time.
That’s what Riverside Healthcare is working through right now.
Sources indicate that the infection control person left about a week ago for a vacation in or around the area of Mexico. This is while facing a global pandemic. Just to be clear, this is the person in charge of infectious disease control mitigation for all of Riverside Health Care facilities. This is the time she is needed the most. This woman has training that apparently no one else in the agency has.
The woman went with her husband and two kids, according to our source. At the time of her departure, the travel ban wasn’t enacted just yet, but this appears to be the biggest if not the biggest situation she will have to handle in her whole career and she’s off having cocktails thousands of kilometres away.
We are hoping that upon her return, she will properly self-isolate for the mandatory 14 days. Sources indicate that she will not be getting paid for the two week self-isolation period as she was informed before leaving that this would be the case.
You would think the infection control person would cancel travel plans when a global pandemic is knocking on our door. Riverside health care is left without her for the time being. She left after the pandemic was declared.
She did manage to upload a photo to social media on Tuesday with what appears to be an alcoholic beverage in her hand while sporting a low cut shirt and sunglasses.