Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 03:54 PM
Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) will be modifying the COVID-19 case and contact management process as a result of a significant increase in cases, outbreaks and identified contacts to confirmed cases. We will be reprioritizing case identification, isolation and the identification of exposures in vulnerable or critical settings.
"Shifting resources to priority areas is a critical step in our COVID-19 response," states Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. "Our...
Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 10:06 AM
Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) will be modifying the COVID-19 surveillance reporting schedule during the holidays. This follows a similar approach across the province with reports from provincial health authorities and other health units.
Our plan for reporting COVID-19 epidemiology is listed in the table at the end of this news release.
"We have been operating with a variation of this model for several weeks now with the detailed COVID-19 surveillance report not provided on weekends,"...
Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2020 09:36 AM
Point Edward, ON - Lambton Public health (LPH) is investigating a long-term care outbreak, declared on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Two laboratory-confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 have been linked to staff in the nursing home. In accordance with provincial guidelines, LPH has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Trillium Villa nursing home.
A long-term care or other communal living setting outbreak is declared facility wide when there is one or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a staff member...
Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2020 06:32 PM
Point Edward, ON – With the sharp increase in COVID cases in the past week, Lambton Public Health (LPH) has determined several connections between formal and informal social gatherings that have resulted in multiple positive COVID cases, which public health is actively investigating. All close contacts will be informed by Lambton Public Health, and required to isolate themselves.
These events include settings such as meat raffles, darts leagues, recreational activities, holiday gatherings, and office...
Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:04 AM
Point Edward, ON - Lambton Public Health (LPH) is investigating two new workplace outbreaks, both declared on Friday December 18. LPH has received two laboratory-confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 linked to the first workplace, and two linked to the second.
A workplace outbreak is declared when there are two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in staff (employees, contractors, volunteers) or other visitors in a workplace with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least...