Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 01:18 PM
Southwestern Public Health has been notified of a dog biting incident and is seeking information from the owner about the dog involved.
The incident occurred on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the dog park in Ingersoll, Ontario.
A woman was at the dog park when her dog and another dog got into a minor fight. She stepped in between them to break them up and was bitten in the process. The dog owner’s name is Steve and he owns a large, black fluffy dog named Jackson. They frequent...
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 03:55 PM
The health unit specifically hopes to reach more people between the ages of 12 and 39 over the coming weeks.
The time to act is now.
That is the message from Southwestern Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Joyce Lock, to community members who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19.
With an excellent supply of safe, effective vaccines and many appointments available, it has never been easier to be vaccinated against a virus that continues to result in illness, disability, and...
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2021 02:03 PM
Southwestern Public Health is updating its COVID-19 vaccination efforts to reach people who may have trouble accessing vaccines in Elgin County, Oxford County, and the City of St. Thomas.
Beginning today, all three mass immunization clinics in St. Thomas, Woodstock, and Tillsonburg will offer walk-in appointments in addition to servicing pre-booked first and second dose appointments. After July 23, the Tillsonburg clinic will transition to a Friday-only site to reflect ongoing demand for Friday appointments...
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:04 PM
Based on provincewide vaccination rates and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario Government will move the province into Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.
“Although we are thrilled to make another step forward, the very real threat of circulating COVID-19 variants still remains and it is of the utmost importance that everyone takes action now to protect themselves, their families and the communities they love...
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:51 AM
July 15, 2021
Southwestern Public Health Seeking Information on Dog Involved in Biting Incident
Southwestern Public Health has been notified of a dog biting incident and seeking information from the owner about the dog involved.
The incident occurred on Monday, July 12, 2021 at approximately 7:30 p.m. in Les McKerrel Park on Southwood Way, in Woodstock, Ontario.
The dog owner was identified as a woman in her 30s who was sitting at the benches when the bite occurred. A dog, described as small,...
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 04:01 PM
At 12:00 p.m. on July 7, Southwestern Public Health issued a Section 13 Order under the Health Protection and Promotion Act to close Walnut Manor in St. Thomas due to the existence of significant health hazards. As a result, residents were required to vacate the premises, effective immediately.
The Order was advised in consultation with agencies at the municipal and provincial levels, including St. Thomas Fire Department, City of St. Thomas, Ministry of Labour, Training and Development, and the Ontario...