COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Local calls expected from Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Team

What’s happening?

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.

  1. What is the language that you first learned at home in childhood and still understand? 
  2. Including yourself, how many people live in your household on a regular basis? 
  3. In which of Canada’s official languages, English or French, are you most comfortable?
  4. 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? 
  5. 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.