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18th Death Confirmed and 3 Outbreaks

Wyoming, ON - The County of Lambton Emergency Control Group met Friday, May 15 to discuss updates in the current COVID-19 situation. The group will meet next week on Tuesday and Friday to discuss new developments and planning requirements. Additional meetings will be scheduled if needed.

At these meetings, the Emergency Control Group:

• Received an update from Lambton County's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ranade,

regarding the COVID-19 situation in Lambton County. Current statistics are available on the Lambton Public Health website, including a detailed community snapshot.

• Continued to discuss recommendations towards those planning on visiting their cottage as we head into the May long weekend. We continue to ask that everyone avoid unnecessary travel and remain at their primary residence. However, if you absolutely must travel to your additional property, we ask that you bring all supplies and resources with you and follow all public health recommendations including practicing physical distancing and proper hand hygiene.

• Discussed the provincial announcement made on Thursday. County Divisions are working to interpret and implement changes that affect them, and announcements on service changes will be made as soon as they are available.

• Heard that Long-Term Care, Public Health, EMS, OPP and Fire all currently have sufficient levels of PPE. Additional areas will require PPE as restrictions are eased, and staff are actively working to acquire the supply required for this.

For the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 including current statistics, please visit the

Lambton Public Health website and the Province of Ontario website. Facility closures and a list of financial supports and resources are listed on the Lambton County website.

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