Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released five ways to avoid getting COVID-19, including:
– ‘Don’t look for loopholes’ and follow the spirit of public health recommendations
– Avoid indoor gatherings
– Physical distancing is key
– Wash/sanitize your hands
– Get vaccinated ASAP
Dr. Colby also shared more details in the following video:
Meanwhile, the active COVID-19 case count across Chatham-Kent has risen to 39 and the total number of cases has increased to 540.
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 Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
A long-term care outbreak, which was declared at Riverview Gardens on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, remains active.
However, their remains no active cases at the facility.
33 of the current active cases are linked to close contact, three are unknown, two cases have information pending and one is linked to travel.
CK Public Health officials say one person from Chatham-Kent is currently hospitalized with COVID-19.
To date, 498 people have recovered from the virus in Chatham-Kent, while three people have died.
A total of 45,747 tests for the virus have been completed to date.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is remaining in the ‘Yellow-Protect’ tier of the Province of Ontario’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, Provincial officials announced on Friday, December 4, 2020.
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.