Community Living Wallaceburg is suspending off-site family visits, due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent.
“Following a recent and significant increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Chatham-Kent, the Medical Officer of Health issued an important reminder to all citizens and visitors to our region,” Community Living Wallaceburg officials posted on social media on Friday afternoon, August 7, 2020.
The organization also posted a recent statement from Dr. David Colby, the Medical Officer of Health in Chatham-Kent.
“While we are in Stage 3, members of the community need to be reminded that we are still in a pandemic, and the potential for rapid spread of COVID-19 is very real,” Dr. Colby stated.
Community Living Wallaceburg officials said “as a result of this increased level of risk within the community, Community Living Wallaceburg has made the difficult decision to suspend off-site family visits effective immediately, and until further notice.
“We are still able to facilitate on-site outdoor family visits which maintain physical distancing as per our established protocol,” Community Living Wallaceburg officials say.
“We recognize that this decision will undoubtedly be difficult for families and people that we support and we appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.”
Community Living Wallaceburg officials added: “As it has been since the beginning of the pandemic, our first priority remains the safety of the people we support and all of our employees.”
CK Public Health officials say there are now 93 active cases of the virus across the community as of Friday, August 7, 2020. Nine new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Friday as well, bringing the total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent to 317.
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