With the release of a new colour coded framework to guide public health measures in Ontario, some recommendations emerged in regards to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in November 2020.

Infographic describing new PPE requirements: Personal protective equipment that protects eyes, nose, and mouth must be worn when a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering. You have 3 options: faceshield and non-medical facecovering, goggles/safety glasses and medical mask, or faceshield and medical mask. Do not only use eyeglasses as that will not protect you, goggles must fit tightly across your face with no gaps above, below and on the sides. Clean and disinfect eyewear regularly and perform hand hygiene before putting PPE on and before and after taking it off.

CLASS ORDER: October 23, 2020

Effective on Friday, October 23, Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health for Chatham-Kent has issued a class order pursuant to Section 22 (5.0.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.7, regarding the transmission of COVID-19. This order is issued to all residents of Chatham-Kent whom: test positive for COVID-19, have symptoms compatible to COVID-19, are waiting COVID-19 test results, and/or have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19. These individuals must ensure they abide by the actions listed in the order to protect the community of Chatham-Kent from the spread of COVID-19. View the entire order for full details.

COVID-19 spreads through direct contact with the respiratory droplets of someone who is infected with the virus through their cough or sneeze. These droplets can spread up to 2-metres, or 6 feet. It may also be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

We encourage Chatham-Kent residents to play their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by:

Learn more about how to stay safe while shopping in our short guide:
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For More Information:

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Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 webpage.

Government of Canada’s Prevention and Risks webpage.

Government of Canada resources in various languages (click on resource & choose language from drop down menu on right)

Prevention announcement in a variety of Indigenous languages: Indigenous Services Canada