Point Edward, ON – After learning that a local taxi driver has tested positive for COVID-19, Lambton Public Health is putting out a call to members of the public asking anyone who used the service to contact the health department immediately.
If you travelled with Greg’s Taxi Service on March 11 from 5:00am to 5:00pm and/or March 12 from 7:30am to 5:30pm and your trip was greater than 15 minutes please contact Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331, so that local health officials can investigate the level of risk for each interaction and offer guidance to members of the public.
The health department is taking steps to work with the company to collect information about its passengers’ trips for the days in question, but not all contact information is available.
“It is difficult to trace this person’s close contacts because of the nature of the taxi-cab industry, and we know that this taxi driver would have been in a confined space with members of the public while operating the taxi,” said Lori Lucas, Supervisor of Health Protection. “These reasons make it imperative that we release these details to the public, so that we can speak with anyone who used this service and give them the best guidance possible.”
Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild – like the flu and other common respiratory infections – to severe. The most common symptoms include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, and runny nose. Find more details at LambtonPublicHealth.ca.
Residents can reduce the community spread of COVID-19 by staying at home if you are sick, avoiding non-essential trips and interactions, limiting the number of people you come in contact with, and frequently practicing good personal hygiene.
LambtonPublicHealth.ca provides local situation updates related to COVID-19 cases and testing, and resources to help individuals stay safe. Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
Please contact Lambton Public Health:
519-383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839