The province will be calling people who tested positive for COVID-19 during the Omicron wave in order to collect some socio-demographic data that they weren’t able to gather at the time when the person tested positive.
What questions are they asking?
The questions are listed below. They are all optional.
- What is the language that you first learned at home in childhood and still understand?
- Including yourself, how many people live in your household on a regular basis?
- In which of Canada’s official languages, English or French, are you most comfortable?
- People often describe themselves by their race or racial background. For example, some people consider themselves “Black”, “White” or “East Asian.” Which race category best describes you?
- What was your total household income before taxes last year? Your best estimate is fine.
It is important to gather complete socio-demographic data in order to identify communities and socio-demographic groups that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Who may be contacted?
Residents who tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR test from December 15, 2021 to February 25, 2022, and who did not receive a phone call where a contact tracer asked them the questions above.
What agency will be calling?
Calls will be made by Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Team. Calls will not be made by Lambton Public Health.
Who can I contact with questions about this?
View the Contact Us section of our website.