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...
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...