Community Updates


19 May 2020 – How COVID-19 Impacts People with Disabilities

Sarnia’s Dan Edwards lives with a disability. He recently talked to Dr Sudit Ranade, Lambton County’s Medical Officer of Health about how COVID-19 has impacted his life and daily routines.

07 May 2020 – COVID-19 Mental Health Supports

Get real about your MENTAL HEALTH. Learn more about community supports in Lambton County with this interview by Dr Ranade with St. Clair Child & Youth Services and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

01 May 2020 – Intimate Partner Violence during COVID-19

Video interview on intimate partner violence and COVID-19. During the pandemic we have been asking people to stay in their household, but sometimes your household is not a safe place. We want you to know you are not alone and there are supports in the community.


  1. 22 May 2020 – CHOK – Morning Show With Sue Storr

    Dr. Ranade says we need a continued focus on essential things, like physical distancing, if sick don’t go out and proper hygiene. With our low-population density Dr. Ranade believes residents can safely distance themselves, and wearing a mask is a personal choice, especially if it makes you feel comfortable.

  2. 19 May 2020 – CHOK – Morning Show With Sue Storr

    As things open up, Dr. Ranade says there will be a period of adjustment to new rules and behaviours and encourages everyone to be patient and help others adapt. In public, minor interactions are not a huge risk as long as you keep other interactions low.

  3. 15 May 2020 – CHOK – Morning Show With Sue Storr

    Dr. Ranade says evidence is limited on the effectiveness of masks outside of health care. If perfectly healthy, and wearing a mask in public you’re protecting others from your droplets. It might make you feel safer but no evidence to suggest it protects the wearer.