Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 04:52 PM
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 03:32 PM
Let’s face it. We’re all tired of this pandemic. For many of us it has been the most confusing, anxiety-provoking time of our lives. It sometimes leaves us short tempered and frustrated. Public health staff, however, should not be on the receiving end of your anger.
Whether you are calling our COVID-19 Response Centre, visiting a vaccination clinic, or involved in a COVID-19 investigation, we expect you to treat our staff with kindness. While most community members are very respectful, it's important...
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:26 AM
Southwestern Public Health is looking for additional information related to a dog biting incident that occurred on Devonshire Road in Tillsonburg.
On Sunday, October 17, around 4:45 p.m., an individual was walking their dog when another dog described as “large, light brown, and with long fur”, ran up and bit them. The dog who bit the individual did not appear to have an owner nearby.
If you have any information on a dog matching this description that may have been running alone at this time, please...
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:50 AM
October 13, 2021
To the Residents of Oxford County, Elgin County, and the City of St. Thomas
The cases of COVID-19 in the Southwestern Public Health region are rising again. They are rising at a time when the 7-day average number of cases in Ontario is declining.
Most active cases in our region are in people under the age of 40 who are unvaccinated. Many people testing positive for COVID have no known exposure for COVID – they do not know where or how they became ill.
Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 02:58 PM
Huron Perth Public Health, the Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health announced additional proof of vaccination requirements today for recreational facilities used for organized sports. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will now be required for anyone over the age of 12 who enters an indoor area of a sports or recreational fitness facility to participate in, coach, officiate, or watch organized sport. The requirement will come into effect on October 31st.
The decision to extend...
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2021 12:08 PM
At the time of writing – October 4, 2021 – 80% of Ontario’s population aged twelve and over is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The journey to this remarkable accomplishment began in mid December 2020 and has required the collective effort of all levels of government, manufacturing, health care organizations and professionals, and citizens. In an unprecedented example of shared purpose, significant obstacles were overcome to give Ontario one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.