Chatham-Kent’s medical officer of health has said he is concerned Ontario’s new system for imposing restrictions on jurisdictions with higher rates of COVID-19 infections will lead to more travel between parts of the province.
Providing an update to the Chatham-Kent Board of Health, Dr. David Colby the provincial situation with the novel coronavirus “continues to be very concerning” with between 1,200 and 1,500 new cases each day.
He noted these cases are mostly centred on the Toronto, Peel, Durham, York, Ottawa and Hamilton region, while “the rest of the province is not doing too badly.”
The province recently started using a colour-coded system to add more restrictions to public health unit jurisdictions with more concerning case levels. As of Nov. 18, Chatham-Kent is still at the Green-Prevent level, which has the fewest restrictions.
The province can move regions into the Yellow-Protect, Orange-Restrict or Red-Control levels, with red having the most restrictions.