Tuesday, March 2, 2021

17 active COVID-19 cases in C-K, three outbreaks declared over, new PPE guidance

The active COVID-19 case count across Chatham-Kent sits at 17, CK Public Health officials say.

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit updated their ‘current situation’ page, which provides a summary of COVID-19 cases and testing in Chatham-Kent, on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Two workplace outbreaks and Chatham-Kent’s first school outbreak, at Winston Churchill Public School in Chatham, have been declared over.

There remains one active workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent.

However, details have not been released by public health officials.

10 of the active cases are linked to close contact, four cases have information pending, one is linked to an outbreak in a community setting, one is linked to an institutional outbreak and one is unknown.

The total number of cases in Chatham-Kent has risen to 495.

CK Public Health officials say one person is currently hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.

To date, 475 people have recovered from the virus in Chatham-Kent, while three people have died.

A total of 43,632 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Chatham-Kent Public Health officials say with the recent release of a new framework to guide public health measures in Ontario, some new recommendations were released to guide the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

“The new requirements are for workers who come in contact with others who aren’t wearing face coverings and when they are unable to physically distance two metres,” CK Public Health officials posted on social media on Monday, November 30, 2020.

“You may of already noticed this when eating at a restaurant as wait staff are now required to wear eye protection (and a face covering) when serving patrons.”

CK Public Health has released the following infographic, which describes the different PPE options that can be used as well as some tips:

CK Public Health officials say for more information about workplace guidelines visit: https://ckphu.com/information-for-workplaces/

The Province of Ontario announced on Friday, November 20, 2020 that the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit would be moving in the ‘Yellow-Protect’ tier of the ‘Keeping Ontario Safe and Open’ framework on Monday, November 23.

On Friday, November 27, 2020, the Province announced Chatham-Kent would remain at the same level for the time being.

Public health officials are encouraging people to continue following these public health measures:

More details about the ‘Yellow-Protect’ tier can be found, here.

To view the full ‘current situation’ page from CK Public Health, click here.

For more information about COVID-19, residents are asked to visit
http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.

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