Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is advising all adults that have participated in local adult recreational hockey in Lambton County over the past 2-3 weeks to monitor for COVID-19 or any cold-like symptoms and to get tested if symptoms are present.
COVID-19 contact tracing by LPH has identified several confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and close contact exposures that have resulted in more confirmed cases connected to adult recreational hockey in multiple locations across the county. Individuals must take the necessary precautions or the virus will continue to spread.
“Monitoring for symptoms is an important first step,” states Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “If you detect symptoms, even mild ones, self-isolate immediately so others around you are not exposed. Next, book an appointment to get tested for COVID-19 so we can determine if other close contacts may be impacted.”
Ranade adds, “If Lambton Public Health contacts you, be honest and understand that isolating close contacts is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Early detection through screening, continued social distancing and following public health measures provide control measures that all work together to limit community transmission.”
Facilities have a number of these control measures in place including access procedures, mandatory mask policies, hand sanitizer stations, and limits or restrictions on the activity. Our social interactions and how we use these control measures are typically the areas that require more attention.
Recent COVID-19 cases in Lambton County have involved a number of settings including workplaces, events, recreational activities and schools. If you do have any cold-like symptoms please get tested for COVID-19 and remember to stay home and self-isolate.
Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, options to get tested, and details about current case counts, outbreaks and trends from the COVID-19 status dashboard and surveillance reports at LambtonPublicHealth.ca.