Medical Officer of Health Dr. Joyce Lock says the local health unit has been in contact with those members who attended the funeral held at the Old Colony Church last week and they have been asking for advice.
AYLMER - Southwestern Public Health says 50 to 70 people may have been exposed to COVID-19 after they attended a funeral service in Aylmer.
A funeral was held for a member of the Old Colony Church last week after they passed away from the virus.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Joyce Lock says they want to make sure the community is aware.
"Out of extreme caution, we are just asking anybody who attended the funeral or any other funeral-related events to self-isolate and to watch out for any symptoms and to seek care if they do develop."
Lock says the local health unit has been in contact with those members who attended and they have been asking for advice. She says SWPH has been following up with all of them.
She adds this is the only COVID-19 related death in Elgin County and there are no other indications of any other cases at the moment.
Lock says residents in Aylmer and the rest of the community in general should continue to practice the health and safety guidelines provided by local health experts.
"I think all of us, everywhere, every day, need to behave as if there could be COVID-19 in our community and we need to remember that we need to physical distance, stay in our own little social bubbles of ten people or less, wash our hands, wear a cloth mask if we're out and about in public, or particularly in indoor places where we can't physically distance. And wash all our high touch purposes frequently with some solution that kills germs."
She says if we all do these things together, we'll be able to lower the number of cases.