Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 03:20 PM
SWPH Medical Officer of Health to Provide Update on Recent Cases within Congregate Living Setting
Southwestern Public Health confirms there are now 40 farm workers from the Municipality of Bayham with COVID-19. All affected individuals reside in an on-farm congregate living setting. Three test results remain outstanding of the total 157 swabs.
Currently, one worker is undergoing treatment at a local hospital. The rest are in self-isolation and receiving support from their employer, Southwestern Public...
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2020 03:52 PM
Southwestern Public Health seeks assistance in Woodstock dog bite incident
Southwestern Public Health has been notified of a dog biting incident in Woodstock, on Woodall Way. The incident happened in the late morning on Monday, November 2, 2020 at approximately 11:25 AM. The dog and its owner are both unknown.
The dog is described as a large, black-coloured mixed breed with white fur around its face and neck, potentially a black lab cross. The owner is a woman described as older, wearing a pink waist...
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2020 12:21 PM
Southwestern Public Health Reports at least 31 COVID-19 cases from Congregate Living Setting in Bayham
Southwestern Public Health is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at a congregate living setting within its catchment area after at least 31 people tested positive for the virus.
One individual impacted by the outbreak was admitted to hospital on October 30 for COVID-19-related symptoms, tested positive, and remains in hospital.
Southwestern Public Health requested testing for all individuals...
Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020 09:42 AM
Southwestern Public Health is advising community members to be cautious and consider local risks when planning Hallowe’en activities.
“With our relatively low rates in the region, Hallowe’en activities including a limited trick-or-treat night may proceed,” says Dr. Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health. “I recommend families pay close attention to our COVID-19 cases as we lead up to October 31st and adjust plans as needed.”
Southwestern Public Health has advice to manage COVID-19 risks on Hallowe’en:
Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 09:43 AM
Over the past ten months, more than 300,000 individuals have made their way to the Southwestern Public Health website. Honestly, I was astounded by that number! The COVID-19 pandemic has driven community members to reliable, local information in numbers we have never seen before. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of you start directly on our COVID-19 update page and more than half of our overall visitors access our site through a mobile device.
These numbers drove this new, completely redesigned...
Posted on Thursday, October 01, 2020 09:35 AM
To Our Community,
More than six months ago, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic and all our lives changed. As of October 1, 34 million cases were diagnosed world-wide and more than 1 million people had died. In addition to the illness and devastating loss of life, the economy, education, movement within and between countries, and the way we live our daily lives has changed significantly.
In our region, we have had approximately 124 cases per 100,000 people*. This...