An employee of a Chatham-Kent workplace tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
CK Public Health received a number of questions about why this case was not made public and why the number of local cases was not adjusted.
Public Health says the employee is not a resident of Chatham-Kent. Therefore, Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health says the case is not reflected in C-K’s numbers.
C-K Public Health says confirmed positive cases are sent to the local health unit where the individual lives.
“When we are notified about a positive test result, we immediately begin the contact tracing process for that case, making sure that anyone in Chatham-Kent who has come into close contact with the individual is notified and directed to self-isolate for 14 days” says Dr. Colby.“ Any time a Chatham-Kent resident tests positive for COVID-19, that information is shared with the public by CK Public Health.”
Chatham-Kent continues to have two positive cases. Both have been deemed to be travel-related.