CK Public Health has announced the reopening of pools and organized activities for children and day camps across Chatham-Kent.
“CK Public Health is grateful to Chatham-Kent for assisting in slowing the spread of COVID-19 within the community,” Public Health officials said in a media release issued on Friday morning, October 2, 2020.
“Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health for Chatham-Kent is rescinding the orders for municipal pools, organized activities that involve proximity of children and youth (ordered June 12), and day camps (ordered March 13) to remain closed.”
CK Public Health officials added: “Day camps, organized activities for children and youth, and municipal pools may resume operations, on the condition that they operate under the guidance of the Province of Ontario and CK Public Health.”
Officials say the low number of active cases in the community has made it possible for municipal pools and day camps to open.
“Please continue to follow public health advice to keep COVID-19 controlled in our community: physically distance (two metres) from others, wear a mask in indoor public spaces, stay home if you are unwell, and wash your hands or use 70% alcohol hand sanitizer frequently,” CK Public Health officials say.
A full, detailed list, along with the additional local directives is on the Closure Updates page of CK Public Health’s COVID-19 website.