Four overdose deaths in eight days prompts an alert from public health

Street sign for Wellington Dufferin Guelph pictured outside one of their buildings.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Photo by Austin Cardinell.
Josh Atkinson - CICW - Centre WellingtonON | 03-03-2021

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has issued a health alert after four overdose deaths in eight days.

Deaths were reported in regions across Wellington County including the City of Guelph, Rockwood, Elora and Arthur areas.

Public Health says fentanyl is believed to be involved with these deaths and may suggest that a stronger than normal substance is circulating in our communities.

Red and purple-coloured fentanyl were indicated in two deaths.

If you are using alone, the National Overdose Response Service is a free and anonymous service that you can call to check in on you.
It's available toll-free, 24/7 at at 1-888-688-NORS (6677).