The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) has declared the community COVID-19 outbreak, in connection with Nipissing University, over. All nineteen individuals associated with the outbreak are considered resolved. Although the community outbreak is over, this is not the time to be unconcerned; the Health Unit’s district is still seeing a number of individuals test positive for COVID-19, who are not associated with the community outbreak.
The Health Unit is asking the public to continue to practice COVID-19 public health measures including physical distancing, wearing a face covering, washing or sanitizing hands often and coughing or sneezing into your sleeve. The public is also required to follow the measures under the province-wide shutdown.
If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms, feel ill or have been in close contact with someone who has it, self-isolate immediately and use Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to seek further care. If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and, if able, mention your symptoms.
The Health Unit encourages everyone to remain ‘COVID Kind’ and continue to support each other through these difficult times.
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
For more information on COVID-19 locally please visit myhealthunit.ca/COVID-19.