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 Please note that starting on Tuesday August 4th, CK Public Health will no longer be notifying asymptomatic patients (those showing no symptoms) of their test results by telephone.  CK Public Health will only be contacting the following whom: Test positive for COVID-19 Were tested symptomatic (showing symptoms) Were referred for testing by a healthcare professional Were tested … 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 were allowed in long term care homes, retirement homes, and other residential care homes where people live together to receive care and … 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

Chatham-Kent begins to move into Phase 2

Media Release                                                                                        June 10, 2020 Chatham-Kent begins to move into Phase 2 CK Public Health recognizes the continued efforts and thanks the community for containing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health for Chatham-Kent is permitting that the following operations may resume service as early as Friday, June 12 at 12:01 A.M: Outdoor dining … 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

Beaches in Chatham Kent

***Please note that playgrounds remain CLOSED on beaches at this time. In addition, some beaches may still have barricades up at this time but are in the process of being removed. Chatham-Kent is home to many beaches along Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. It’s a fun summer activity to do with your family and friends! However, please ensure to … Read More

New Current Situation Reporting

Starting June 5, CK Public Health will be updating our COVID-19 current status page to include more information in a detailed summary report. This information will still be located on our Current Situation COVID-19 webpage. Our Epidemiologist has provided a virtual tour of the report in the video below:   This new report will update later in the afternoon (2:30pm) … Read More