Coronavirus: Toronto man concerned about lack of testing of at-home personal support workers

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A man who lives in an assisted living condo in downtown Toronto says he has concerns about the lack of coronavirus testing for his personal support workers (PSWs).

A spinal chord accident five years ago left Chris Stigas paralyzed and in need of a wheelchair.

His daily routine includes two visits from PSWs and now with the coronavirus outbreak, Stigas said those visits have him worried for his well-being.

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“I have people in my life who are coming in to provide care and putting my life at risk,” he said.


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The PSWs who visit him currently wear surgical masks, but Stigas said he would like to see them tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis.

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“My concern is some of them are taking public transportation. Some are getting rides from people in their lives that they may not be living with,” he said.

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The provincial government has expanded testing,

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