The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that event organizers and planners cancel or postpone in-person gatherings in alignment with the local Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, Municipal officials say.
“At this time it is not advisable to host or partake in gatherings of more than five people, and if choosing to gather even in that small of a group – it is imperative that physical distancing measures are taking place,” stated Caress Lee Carpenter, public relations officer for CK Public Health.
“Keeping six feet apart from individuals who do not reside in your home continues to be one of our greatest forms of defense against the spread of the virus.”
As Ontario has reduced the limit of gatherings to a maximum of five persons, it has become apparent that special events will be required to be delayed further, Municipal officials say.
On Monday May 11, per Council’s direction, applications for Special Events on municipal property will not be accepted until permission to proceed is received from Dr. David Colby Medical Officer of Health in Chatham-Kent and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the province of Ontario.