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Statement from the Medical Officer of Health

A recently released story in the media has indicated that the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit will remain in Shutdown beyond March 8, 2021. At this time, we are unable to determine whether our district will remain in Shutdown with the Stay-at-Home Order in effect or move into …

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Lockdown likely to be extended in North Bay/Parry Sound as COVID variant cases spike

NORTH BAY — With news that the two people who died in the outbreak at the Lancelot-Skyline apartments in North Bay had the COVID variant, the medical officer of health says the area’s lockdown is likely going to be extended. “I have recommended to the government to remain out of …

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Health Unit Receives Confirmation of the Second Confirmed COVID-19 Variant Originating From South Africa

NORTH BAY, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) has received lab confirmation of a second individual testing positive for the COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC) originating from South Africa. The individual had previously received a preliminary positive result for a COVID-19 VOC. This case …

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Health Unit Clarifies Details of Cassellholme Outbreak

NORTH BAY, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is still investigating the outbreak at Cassellholme. The Health Unit is consulting with experts in laboratory medicine and infectious disease regarding the COVID-19 test results of some of the individuals who tested positive. We have received …

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Health Unit Opens Skating Rinks, Skating Trails, Tobogganing Hills, OFSC Snowmobile Trails and Snowmobile Trails on Crown Land

NORTH BAY, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Heath Unit) is lifting closures of outdoor skating rinks, skating trails, tobogganing hills, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) snowmobile trails and snowmobile trails on Crown Land in the district effective Monday February 22, 2021. The outdoor amenities …

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Stay-at-Home Order Extended in North Bay-Parry Sound

Stay-at-Home Order Extended in North Bay-Parry Sound York Region to Return to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officers of health, the Ontario government is maintaining the shutdown, the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and …

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The Health Unit Reports Second COVID-19 Related Death Within the District

It is with great sadness that the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) reports the passing of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the COVID-19 Community Outbreak at Skyline – Lancelot Apartments. The individual had a preliminary positive result for a COVID-19 Variant …

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For North Bay Parry Sound District Stay-at-Home order to apply until at least Monday, February 22, 2021.

Ontario Returning 27 Public Health Regions to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is transitioning twenty-seven public health regions out of the shutdown and into a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open (the “Framework”). …

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Arenas Closed for the Season

The Sturgeon Falls and Verner Arenas are closed for the remainder of the ice season. With the Stay-At-Home Order further extended, Council made the decision to shut down both local arenas. This decision was made with a consideration of operating costs, and due to uncertainties surrounding restrictions that could be …

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Ontario Delays March Break in an Effort to Reduce Community Transmission of COVID-19

TORONTO – Today, Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding March break: “In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made with the best advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health …

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