Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 06:30 AM
NORTH BAY, ON – It is with great sadness that the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) reports the first death related to COVID-19 in the Health Unit’s district. The individual was a woman in her 50s who passed away in the last 24 hours. The Health Unit is working collaboratively with the hospitals involved and community stakeholders on contact tracing activities to identify and follow-up with close contacts. Out of respect for the family, no further information is being shared.
News Release: Health Unit Reminds Public to Continue to Physically Distance and Follow Public Health Measures
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 01:30 PM
NORTH BAY, ON - As Ontario plans for stage one of the Framework for Reopening our Province and the warmer weather approaches, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is reminding the public to continue to follow public health measures for COVID-19.
“People within our communities have been doing a great job at flattening the curve and helping to save lives. I understand with stores starting to open and nice weather forecasted for the long weekend people are going to want to...
News Release: Ontario Public Health Lab's Microbiologist Confirms First COVID-19 Test at Cassellholme to be a True Positive
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 01:45 PM
NORTH BAY, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) has received confirmation from a Microbiologist at the Ontario Public Health Lab in Toronto that the positive test result at Cassellholme was a true positive. The person who tested positive has since received two negative tests and therefore their COVID-19 case is resolved. Cassellholme will remain in outbreak. As per the Ministry of Health guidelines, an outbreak can be declared over once 14-days passes without a positive...
News Release: First Person Confirmed Positive for COVID-19 in Long-term Care in the Health Unit's District
Posted on Monday, May 04, 2020 11:00 AM
NORTH BAY, ON - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) has declared a respiratory outbreak at Cassellholme - the causative agent is COVID-19. Aligning with the Ministry of Health guidelines for an outbreak in the long-term care home, a COVID-19 outbreak is declared with a single laboratory-confirmed case in a resident or staff member of a long-term care home. As part of the enhanced testing of long-term care homes Cassellholme residents and staff were tested on May 1,...
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:30 AM
NORTH BAY, ON – Testing for COVID-19 has increased in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s (Health Unit) region. The number of residents who were tested for COVID-19 between April 13 and 19, more than doubled from the seven days previous. The increase aligns with the province’s announcement to expand COVID-19 testing in Ontario.
In addition to testing the general public who are experiencing symptoms, the province is now requesting the proactive testing of several priority groups. Ontario...