12 August 2020 – A Message to Parents of School-Aged Children

The decision about whether to send your kids back to school in person isn’t easy. It’s important to continue having these conversations with your family. Hear Dr Ranade’s advice on what needs to be considered.

17 June 2020 – Stage 2 Reopening Approved in Lambton County

Video message from Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton County’s Medical Office of Health on the important steps moving forward with COVID-19 Stage 2 reopening on Friday, June 19 for some businesses and services, and protecting the safety of public.

17 June 2020 – County Of Lambton Live Stream – PM Committee

Dr Ranade explains the differences between social gatherings, which require physical distancing, and social bubbles, which allow close contact, to the County of Lambton PM Committee and describes compassionate visitation in palliative care situations.

17 June 2020 – County Of Lambton Live Stream – AM Committee

Dr Ranade sits down with the Lambton County AM committed to briefly go over the local situation, noting that the outbreak at Vision may be declared over by the end of this week if caseload remains as is. Lambton Public Health remains vigilant as the county moves into stage 2 of reopening with access to several different surveillance methods.

09 June 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr. Ranade says the use of regions creates interesting dynamics and says excluding Lambton from Phase 2 Lambton was a provincial decision, one Lambton hopes to convince the province to reverse.

02 June 2020 – City of Sarnia Community Meeting

As businesses reopen and people try to resume their lives, they have been very cautious doing so. Focus on maintaining safe distancing and other practices. In some cases it may be difficult to maintain safe distances, but incidental contacts are very low risk vs. close contact. May take the month of June to see if we have this figured out.

26 May 2020 – COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Dr Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County, talks about contact tracing with 2 trained public health staff working daily to limit the community spread of COVID-19.

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.

23 April 2020 – COVID-19 Questions with Alora

7-year old Alora has some really good questions for Dr. Sudit Ranade. Take a moment to watch, share with your family, and encourage your friends to have conversations with their kids.

22 April 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr Ranade explains how need to see a flattening of the curve and the ability to isolate the virus by testing everyone with even mild symptoms before we can relax restrictions. He also discusses viral intubation and remaining vigilant even when tests come back negative.

21 April 2020 – City of Sarnia Community Meeting

The Sarnia EOC news conference gathers some of the city’s leaders to meet and field questions from the media. Dr Ranade confirms that both urban and rural parts of the county are at risk, discusses modelling and health sector supply chains, and answers some questions about the outbreak at Landmark and direction for staff who work at multiple facilities or across the border.

21 April 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr Ranade is proud of you all; understands how difficult it is right now but you have all been great. He reminds you that if you do need help to reach out; there are lots of community resources available to help if you are struggling.

20 April 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr Ranade gives an update on the situation with a Taxi driver in Lambton county who tested positive and asks anyone who maybe have taken a taxi between stated dates to call LPH.

17 April 2020 – Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Getting through the COVID-19 crisis together requires us to collectively move from a Fear Zone based approach and to a Learning Zone based response. Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health talks about this approach and provides tips to move forward. We’re in this together!

17 April 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

The county will be getting an increased ability to text anyone with symptoms which allows us to get a truer picture of the pandemic in Lambton. Dr Ranade warns thought about how the test works and will not confirm asymptomatic cases if viral secretions have not yet started.

16 April 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr Ranade briefly updates on the positive COVID case of an employee at Meadowview and says that procedures have been in place for weeks now in case of such an event.

09 April 2020 – COVID-19 Community Message – Lambton Public Health

Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health has a message advising the community to avoid family gatherings, and tips on how small household units can spend time safely outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 April 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr Ranade reminds everyone to put off large family gatherings over the long weekend, they should not be happening. While the weather is warming and we want to go outside, please remember to practice appropriate and safe social distancing practices.

08 April 2020 – City of Sarnia Community Meeting

Dr Ranade talks about the global fight against COVID-19, and stresses the importance of physical isolation and being kind to others in the community. He also explains some of the different categories being tracked, and how the virus is in both rural and urban communities.

07 April 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr Ranade reiterates that this is a global pandemic and we are all in this together.

03 April 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr Ranade responds to the models presented by the province and reminds us that models are estimates and can look different depending on what data is entered and in which ways. To get the most accurate look at the disease, look at the evidence provided by the health system such as ICU and emergency admissions.

01 April 2020 – Special Meeting of Lambton County Council

Dr Ranade Stresses the importance of social and physical distancing and why we want to limit interactions with others. He also reminds us to be kind to one another as we are all in this together.

30 March 2020 – Sarnia Lambton Daily

Dr Ranade explains the lag between when tests are done and when we get results and why we see jumps in numbers. He also explains how Contact tracing is done and what to do if you have travelled recently. He also goes over why we see LTCs and communal living situations being hit hardest.

18 March 2020 – #TalkLocal with Kelly Ash

Dr Ranade explains what a coronavirus is, who is most at risk and what the symptoms are to look out for. He also explains what the nasal swab test is, what social distancing means, and why it is important to start now even when there are no confirmed cases in Lambton County. He reminds everyone of proper hand washing hygiene and the advantage of soap over sanitizers.

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