Monday, March 1, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Greenhill Produce, 75 total cases now in C-K

The CK Public Health Unit has announced 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Chatham-Kent, bringing the total to 75.

“40 of the confirmed cases are the result of an outbreak at a local workplace,” CK Public Health officials stated.

Kent Bridge company Greenhill Produce announced in a press release on Sunday evening a total of 11 positive COVID-19 cases had been confirmed at their greenhouse facility. Details, here.

CK Public Health officials confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak has now been declared at the Kent Bridge business, as 40 employees have tested positive for the virus.

“The outbreak is being contained, and any individuals that could have been exposed have been contacted,” stated Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, in a press release.

“Every individual who has tested positive or had symptoms is in isolation. All persons that they have come into contact have been notified by our team, and have been isolated and directed to watch for symptoms.”

CK Public Health officials say they would like to inform the public that all appropriate measures regarding infection control are in place.

“This is Public Health,” Dr. Colby said.

“This is what we’ve done with disease outbreaks long before COVID-19, what we do every day of this pandemic, and what we will continue to do long after this virus has subsided.”

Further updates regarding the current situation of COVID-19 can be found at the CK Public Health website at www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19.

Questions regarding Greenhill Produce can be directed to the Greenhill Produce HR department at 519-692-3477.

General questions about COVID-19 or questions about exposures to the Greenhill Produce outbreak can be directed to CK Public Health at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900 or emailed to covid19@chatham-kent.ca.

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

Overall, Public Health officials say two more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 26.

There are 48 active cases in Chatham-Kent, no one is hospitalized and one person has died from the virus.

In total, 1,574 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date, while 234 tests are pending.

The CK Public Health Unit updates their ‘current situation’ page daily by 12:30 p.m.

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