Community Living Wallaceburg has announced four more employees have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of employees testing positive to nine.
Meanwhile, a total of four people supported by Community Living Wallaceburg have also tested positive for the virus.
“The four employees entered into self-isolation today, while the other five, also in self-isolation, continue to recover,” Community Living Wallaceburg officials posted on their dedicated COVID-19 page on Friday, April 17, 2020.
“The positive test results were shared with the families of the people supported and agency personnel this afternoon.”
Community Living Wallaceburg officials added: “Community Living Wallaceburg remains in close contact and is closely following the directives and guidance of Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit. The Board of Directors of Community Living Wallaceburg wish these employees the very best.”
Officials confirmed in an update on April 11, 2020 that three people supported by Community Living Wallaceburg tested positive for COVID-19.
“These people have been in self-isolation together and closely monitored since April 3. The positive test results were shared with the families of these individuals. Employees were also notified.”
In an update on April 12, 2020, officials confirmed one more person supported by Community Living Wallaceburg tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
For more information about COVID-19, residents are asked to visit
http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.
Visit Ontario’s website, www.Ontario.ca/coronavirus to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
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.