Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021 09:21 AM
A State of Emergency is currently in effect for Ontario. The Government of Ontario has also issued a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
Learn more about the new public health measures by visiting the Government of Ontario website.
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 01:50 PM
Yesterday, PeopleCare Tavistock resident Earl Morrison was one of the first long-term care home residents in the region to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This significant milestone in the region’s fight against the deadly virus resulted from a partnership among London Health Sciences Centre, Oxford County Emergency Medical Services, and the staff of Southwestern Public Health and the local care homes. In total 118 vaccines were administered at Maple Manor in Tillsonburg, Extendicare in Port Stanley...
Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021 08:20 PM
While COVID-19 test results may be available within 24- 48 hours, the wait is currently up to four days due to the high volume of tests being completed in our local labs. Please check https://covid-19.ontario.ca for your test results. If you don’t have your results after four days, please call our Call Centre at 1-800-922-0096 x 9 and we’ll do our best to help you.
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021 10:10 AM
Public health, SW LHIN, and local hospitals working with Maple Manor to contain the spread
Southwestern Public Health today reports 90 total cases related to the COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Tillsonburg. This includes 35 staff and 55 residents. Four individuals have died.
The health unit declared an outbreak at the home on December 12, and conducted surveillance testing shortly after. Southwestern Public Health, South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN), Tillsonburg...
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:29 AM
Local modelling projects 100 daily cases or more in early January
Today Southwestern Public Health added 71 cases to its COVID-19 dashboard. This is the highest single-day increase in the region to-date, exceeding the previous record of 47 cases on December 23.
New modelling used by Southwestern Public Health also projects 100 daily cases or more in early January. This represents a critical point in the pandemic.
“Once we start to see daily increases approaching 100 per day, it becomes very difficult...