Monday, August 3, 2020

C-K’s COVID-19 ‘surge’ linked to Low German speaking communities

CK Public Health officials say investigation of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases has revealed that these cases are occurring within Low German speaking communities, across a broad band of Southwestern Ontario.

The health units across the region are working with the Low German speaking communities to manage cases, contacts and to limit the spread of COVID-19, CK Public Health officials say.

“CK Public Health is doing everything possible to help our Low German speaking citizens, who have been so severely affected by this pandemic,” stated Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health, in a press release.

CK Public Health officials are encouraging people to “please continue to stay kind to each other” while following these public health measures:

– Physical distancing of two metres must be maintained and face coverings can be worn indoors if physical distancing is not possible.

– Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with 70% alcohol frequently.

– Stay home (not going into the community or to work) if you’re not feeling well, and get tested for COVID-19.

– Workplaces must ensure that screening processes are in place. Details, here.

There were 50 active cases of the virus across Chatham-Kent as of Tuesday, July 28, 2020, with the total number of positive cases sitting at 233.

See the latest information and data, here.

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