Extended Heat Alert in Chatham-Kent (July 2, 2020)

For Immediate Release: July 2, 2020 Extended Heat Warning With the prediction of hot and/or humid weather for Thursday through Sunday, and potentially into early next week, Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning. In high temperatures and humidity, your body may not be able to cool properly which can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. A heat … Read More

Mobile Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing to Take Place in Tilbury, Blenheim and Thamesville in July

For Immediate Release Monday, June 29, 2020 Mobile Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Clinics to Take Place in Tilbury, Blenheim and Thamesville CHATHAM-KENT: June 29, 2020 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) in partnership with Chatham-Kent EMS, CK Public Health, Family Health Teams (Chatham-Kent, Thamesview and Tilbury) and the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres will offer additional mobile drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics across the … Read More

A Statement from the Board of Health (June 24, 2020): Racism is a Public Health Issue

June 24, 2020 To the community of Chatham-Kent, Last week, the Chatham-Kent Board of Health unanimously voted to declare that racism of any kind is a public health issue. Anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and other forms of oppression result in disproportionate harms to the health of individuals and communities of colour.  This has been especially amplified during this COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to … Read More

Composting is Food for your Garden

Composting provides you with rich organic matter that does wonders to improve the quality of your garden soil. There are differences between compost and fertilizer for your gardens.  The main difference is that compost feeds the soil, while fertilizer feeds the plant. When you add compost to your garden, you are feeding the good microbes and improving the soil.  Fertilizers, … Read More

A Negative Result

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A Negative Result You’ve recently been tested for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and you just learned that the result came back negative, through a phone call from a friendly CK Public Health Nurse. CK Public Health provides test results, both positive and negative, to all residents who are tested for COVID-19. So what does this COVID-19 test result tell you exactly? … Read More

What to Expect: Personal Service Settings and COVID-19

dog getting their hair done

  What to Expect in Phase Two: Service Settings With more personal service settings opening in Phase Two, maybe you’re ready for a much needed hair or dental appointment or perhaps some physio or massage therapy? These types of services promote health and well-being, but, receiving health and personal care services at this time is not without risk. Going in-person … Read More

Visiting Loved Ones in Group Living Settings

It’s been a long few months. Many of us have not been able to provide the usual care and support to loved ones living in a group living setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic. As of June 18, visits will now be allowed in long term care homes, retirement homes, and other residential care homes where people live together to receive … Read More

No Health without Mental Health

Meet Cathy, one of our health educators at CK Public Health

At CK Public Health we believe, “there is no health without mental health.” The events over the past few months have brought many issues to the surface. Constant information overload, disruptions to daily activities, and changes to how we interact socially have increased stress for everyone. As the situation in Chatham-Kent continues to evolve and new sources of stress emerge, … Read More

Places of Worship and COVID-19

Spirituality is important for mental health and well-being. In order for places of worship to re-open safely, in-person attendance is limited to  30% building capacity to ensure physical distancing. If attending an in-person worship service there are some important things to remember to keep you, your loved ones, and our community safe. Remember to: Keep 2 metres of physical distance … Read More

Introducing Social Circles

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On June 12, the Province of Ontario announced the new concept of social circles. Social circles are a way to safely expand the number of people with whom you can come in close contact. Think of your social circle as the people you can hug and touch, or those who can become part of your daily and weekly routines. What is … Read More

Yard Sales during COVID-19

Yard sales during COVID-19

It’s yard sale season in Chatham-Kent. While picking up a unique find might seem harmless, picking up a COVID-19 infection is not. At all times, everyone should be taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Become familiar with these before holding or going to a yard sale. If you or anyone in your home are feeling ill (even if … Read More

Mobile Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing to Take Place in Wallaceburg on June 11, 12 & 13

For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Mobile Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing to Take Place in Wallaceburg June 11, 12 & 13 CHATHAM-KENT: June 9, 2020 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) has partnered with Chatham-Kent EMS and CK Public Health to support greater access for the residents of Wallaceburg and area to receive a COVID-19 test.  On Thursday June 11, Friday … Read More