Mayor Darrin Canniff, along side Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health, are working hard to make sure Chatham-Kent stays safe and informed during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
“We all have an important role to play and need to take precaution during this time,” Municipal officials said on social media.
“Social distancing and the closure and cancellation of gatherings in the community is a way to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Avoid trips in the community, keep kids away from group settings, work from home if possible, avoid gatherings and crowds and keep a distance of two meters from others. Together, we can make a difference.”
Here is a video of Mayor Canniff and Dr. Colby from Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
Please visit https://ckphu.com/2020/01/covid19/ or follow CK Public Health for continued updates.
The Municipality is hosting a media event today, Wednesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre, 565 Richmond Street, Chatham.
This session will be for media only and provide them with an opportunity to ask questions of the panel regarding COVID-19.
The panel will include: Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health; Mayor Darrin Canniff; Don Shropshire, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. April Rietdyk, General Manager, Community Human Services; and Lori Marshall, CEO of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.
More details, here.
Dr. Colby has implemented increased measures to combat COVID-19. Details, here.
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Details, here.
For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.