Migrant Worker COVID Testing in Sarnia-Lambton Set to Begin

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:57pm

SARNIA & PETROLIA – June 26, 2020 – Starting Monday, June 29, a team of Bluewater Health staff and others will begin testing for COVID-19 at four farms in Sarnia-Lambton.  The mobile unit is designed to go to the farms and test on site. The team has members who speak Spanish.

The Lambton strategy is very strategic and is intended to eliminate as many barriers as possible: transportation, testing reluctance, language etc. Recently there have been increased positive cases amongst migrant workers in other parts of the region – the Lambton response is very timely. 

The Lambton migrant worker mobile assessment clinics are a collaborative effort with Bluewater Health, Lambton Public Health, Lambton EMS, and the Central Lambton Family Health Team. 

Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. Bluewater Health’s Mission is: We create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit www.bluewaterhealth.ca or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. 


Media Contact:

Julia Oosterman
Chief, Communications & Public Affairs
Bluewater Health

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