The Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health are investigating following laboratory confirmation of an individual who has tested positive for measles. The individual lives in London and works in Woodstock. Investigators have concluded the individual acquired their illness while traveling outside of Canada. After their return, they had limited contact with others during the time they were infectious. These contacts occurred at a London medical clinic on Wednesday, February 15th between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.; and during overnight work shifts at Nova Steel, in Woodstock, Thursday February 9th and Sunday February 12th between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Bitter cold temperatures and gusting winds are expected to continue in London and Middlesex County today and overnight, extending the regions first cold weather alert for the year into Saturday.
After weeks of mild winter weather, bitter windchill values return to London and Middlesex County, prompting the Health Unit to issue the first Cold Weather Alert of the year. The Alert will come into effect just after midnight as windchill values plunge to -23 by midday Friday and will remain in place until these values climb above the Health Unit’s threshold of -20.
Frigid temperatures and bitterly cold winds are expected to linger longer in the London and Middlesex region, prompting the Middlesex-London Health Unit to extend its Cold Weather Alert for one more day. Originally set to end tomorrow, the Alert will now be extended until Sunday morning. The current Environment Canada forecast calls for windchill values to reach a low of -24 on Saturday, exceeding the Health Unit’s threshold for an Alert. This Cold Weather Alert will remain in effect until Sunday morning, December 25th with the windchill expecting to fall below the threshold.
One day following the first official day of winter, The Middlesex-London Health Unit is issuing a Cold Weather Alert for tomorrow, December 23rd as winter weather and strong winds drive windchill values to -25 degrees C in the afternoon and -12 degrees C overnight. This Cold Weather Alert will remain in effect until the morning of Saturday, December 24th, with a daytime high of -8 degrees C.
Following last Thursday’s announcement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, eligibility has been expanded to children aged five to 11. They will be eligible to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster dose starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21st.
After providing nearly 112,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to London and Middlesex County residents, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will be closing the doors at its COVID-19 Mass Vaccination clinic at the Caradoc Community Centre on Wednesday.
Changes in the days and hours of operation at the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges are coming into effect next Monday. Starting November 28th, the clinic will be open Monday through Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit is advising that its COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at the Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges is closed today due to unplanned maintenance work.
Following today’s announcement from the Ontario Government, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will begin offering the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty bivalent COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, October 17 to individuals aged 12 and over, as a booster dose to increase protection against the Omicron variant.