Public Service Announcement: Post-Secondary Students Residing in District Will be Counted in the Local COVID-19 Case Count

Posted on Wednesday September 30, 2020

NIPISSING & PARRY SOUND, ON – Post-secondary institutions across our district have started classes for the 2020-2021 school year. Traditionally many of the students move to the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s (Health Unit) district to attend school locally. In accordance with provincial guidance documents from Public Health Ontario, a student will be counted in our Health Unit’s case count for COVID-19 if they are residing in our Health Unit district most of the time, at the time of diagnosis. At this time, the Health Unit does not have any active cases of COVID-19.

The public is reminded to not let their guard down with COVID-19 and to work together to help keep the number of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 low in the district. The public is encouraged to continue to practice public health measures, including physical distancing, wearing a face covering, washing or sanitizing hands often and coughing or sneezing into your sleeve.

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Alex McDermid, Public Relations Specialist
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