Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020 04:30 PM
The Province of Ontario has again moved Southwestern Public Health into a new tier of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework for COVID-19.
Based on its current case count and incidence rate of 28.4 cases per 100,000 population, the entire Southwestern Public Health region will be moved to the Orange-Restrict tier at 12:01am on Monday November 23, 2020. This decision was based on an increase of cases, more evidence of community transmission, more tests coming back as positive, and an increase...
Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:26 AM
Southwestern Ontario health units offer strategies to Rethink Your Drinking
Public health units from across Southwestern Ontario are combining efforts to help parents and caregivers curb teen substance use through the Parent’s Matter campaign, an initiative of the Rethink Your Drinking collaborative.
The campaign provides parents with practical, everyday strategies known to prevent or delay teen alcohol and drug use. The six strategies in the campaign are:
- Knowing what is going on in your child’s...
Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 03:28 PM
Southwestern Public Health is one of 7 health units that are now in the Yellow-Protect tier of Ontario’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework for COVID-19.
Based on its current case count and incidence rate of 23.6 cases per 100,000 population, the entire Southwestern Public Health region will be moved to the Yellow-Protect tier at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 16. The measures in this stage are meant to reduce the number of cases with the fewest negative impact on business and the community....
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 04:57 PM
November 15, 2020
On the heels of a decision by the Rehoboth Christian School in Norwich, Ontario to voluntarily close its doors following a number of cases of COVID-19 in the school community, Southwestern Public Health is providing the community with an update about the 11 confirmed positive cases in the Norwich region.
“There is not one source of transmission or one event to explain this increase in cases. As we have seen across the province, ups and downs in cases are to be expected,” says Dr....
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 04:13 PM
Public Health and Rehoboth Christian School Work Together Following Positive COVID-19 Cases within School Community
Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) has been informed that the Rehoboth Christian School in Norwich, Ontario has voluntarily closed due to the presence of positive cases of COVID-19 within the school and the associated community. This closure was done out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of everyone in the surrounding region.
The public health unit’s Medical...
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2020 10:44 AM
Southwestern Public Health MOH Provides Statement Regarding Protests Planned for Aylmer, ON
Southwestern Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, has issued the following statement in response to the Freedom Rally and related events planned for the Town of Aylmer this Saturday November 7, 2020.
“When it come to our health, our families, and our community, we feel passionately. That passion is driving people to come together in various ways to express their thoughts about the public...