Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health is requiring the isolation of a small number of COVID-19 cases related to the transportation industry. The investigation involved 5 confirmed cases and 14 close contacts of those cases.
The contact investigation is complete and close contacts are currently isolated. Lambton Public Health is consulting daily and monitoring the situation. There was limited contact upon arrival to the community and all public health safety measures were followed to limit community transmission.
These cases have primary residences other than Lambton County so they will not appear in our case counts. No further details about these cases will be provided to protect the privacy of these individuals.
“Contact tracing is a valuable public health measure used throughout the duration of this pandemic,” says Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health. “Acting quickly to identify positive COVID-19 cases allows public health to put in place contact management strategies to reduce community transmission.”
Public health safety measures help the community to move forward and live with some risk based on each individual’s own perception of risk. Talk about your risk tolerance with others in your social circle so they can support you. These safety measures limit community transmission of COVID-19, influenza and other common colds through basic individual interventions:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Physical distance from others wherever possible.
- Wear a face covering or mask when you can’t physical distance, specifically in closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings.
- Use good hand hygiene.
Learn more about contact tracing, daily situation reports, information about local testing and assessment options online at LambtonPublicHealth.ca.