Two New Confirmed Cases

One male, aged 38, is hospitalized in stable condition after returning from the US on March 15th.

A second male, aged 66, is self-isolating at home after coming into close contact with a visitor from Italy on March 14th. CK Public Health officials are connecting with close contacts of these cases. The contacts are being directed to self-isolate for 14 days.

CK Public Health continues to stress the importance of practicing social distancing, following good hand hygiene, and avoiding all unnecessary trips outside of your home.

There are now 6 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent. For the most up to date, local information visit or email

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