Friday, June 5, 2020

Community Living Wallaceburg employee tests positive for COVID-19

One employee of Community Living Wallaceburg has tested positive and another has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.

Deborah Hook, Executive Director, for Community Living Wallaceburg, confirmed the news in a media release issued on Friday afternoon, April 3, 2020.

“The employees have immediately entered into self-isolation for 14 days,” Community Living Wallaceburg officials said in a press release.

“The positive test results were shared with the families of the people supported and agency personnel this afternoon. Community Living Wallaceburg will remain in close contact and follow the directives and guidance provided by the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit.”

Two of the 10 positive COVID-19 cases had been previously linked to Community Living Chatham-Kent. Details, here.

Community Living Wallaceburg implemented proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 last month. These measures include:

– Their offices at 939 and 1100 Dufferin Ave., Wallaceburg have been closed and they ask that people call them at 519-627-0777, ext 0. They will respond within 12 hours.

– Employees will be contacting families to notify them of the changes that have been made to keep the people they support and their employees safe.

– All meetings, training sessions and Agency activities have been cancelled until further notice.

People can visit the Community Living Wallaceburg website at www.getintocommunityliving.com and follow their social media sites for further up-dates.

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.

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