The constituency offices for Lianne Rood, the MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, will be open for calls during regular office hours, but closed to in-person meetings and walk-ins.
“I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the developing situation with COVID-19,” Rood said in a press release.
“We are taking measures to ensure that you receive updated information as it becomes available.”
Rood had offices at 21 Arnold Street in Wallaceburg and 65 Front Street West in Strathroy.
“Out of an abundance of caution and after receiving additional public health information, the House of Commons has adjourned until April 20,” Rood said.
“We are currently taking precautionary measures to avoid the possible spread of COVID-19. While the risk to Canadians remains low — I encourage you to take steps to promote social distancing and practice frequent hand-washing, so the curve of the virus gets flattened.”
Rood said people’s health and safety remain her top priority.
“If you have any concerns or need any assistance, please call my office in Strathroy at 519-245-6561 or in Wallaceburg at 519-627-4899,” she said.
The most up to date information is available on the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 website at: www.canada.ca/coronavirus or by calling the government’s information line at 1-833-784-4397, Rood said.
“I will continue to monitor the situation closely, follow the advice of public health officials, and update you as more information becomes available,” Rood added.
Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, ordered various measures on Friday, March 13 to control the spread of COVID-19 and he also declared a local emergency as a result. Details, here & here.
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday. Details, here.