Media Release                                                                               March 31st, 2020

Two more Chatham-Kent residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

One male, aged 45 and one female, aged 43, at the request of CK Public Health officials were already isolating at their home before the test results were obtained. CK Public Health has connected with close contacts to these individuals and they have begun their 14 day self isolation.

There are now 8 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, including one newly resolved.

“There should be no more guesswork when it comes to what is expected of residents, states Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Colby. The fate of our community, especially our most vulnerable citizens is quite literally in our hands. What you choose to do, or choose not to do matters greatly. Make the right choices.”

As confirmed cases may begin to increase across the community, official news releases will no longer be sent out. Rather, residents are asked to visit www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 for the most accurate, up-to-date information. Residents who are unable to access the web, can call 519-355-1071 X 1900.

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and then use Ontario's Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to seek further care.

If you need further assistance, call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your health care provider. You can also call CK Public Health at 519-355-1071 EXT 1900.

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

Media Contact:

Caress Lee Carpenter

Community Outreach & Public Relations Officer

CK Public Health

P 226.312.2023 x 2487

C 519.350.2831

caresslc@chatham-kent.ca

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