While Chatham-Kent’s COVID situation is holding steady with no active cases, things are getting somewhat worse in Lambton County with a total of 10 active cases as of Thursday night.

Lambton Public Health has issued a warning about what it calls significant transmission of COVID-19 in the county.

According to a news release, a long-term care facility in Sarnia has been notified of a positive COVID-19 case and has taken steps to declare an outbreak. The outbreak places restrictions on access to the facility and adds protocols to support staff and residents in the facility. Details of the location will be provided once the facility completes their notification process. Lambton Public Health is continuing to support with case and contact management to limit further spread to close contacts.

A workplace investigation has resulted in one outbreak declared. Workplace outbreaks are declared when two or more employees test positive for COVID-19 within a reasonable timeline to suspect transmission in the workplace. All employees and close contacts have been identified and moved to isolation. There is no further risk to the community at this time. Workplaces will only be named if public notification will help to identify additional close contact that cannot be determined through contact tracing.

The Lambton Kent District School Board is dealing with one confirmed case each at three schools – Bright’s Grove Public School, Colonel Cameron Public School, and Northern Collegiate.

Lambton’s medical officer of health, Dr Sudit Ranade is reminding residents the coronavirus is transmitted through social interactions and behaviours, and it’s up to everyone to help control the spread.