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Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020

NORTH BAY, ON - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) announced today that there was a privacy breach in relation to its online COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard contained information related to the number of COVID-19 tests and confirmed cases in the local community. Inadvertently, personal identifying information was made accessible through the dashboard. A member of the public reported the breach to the Health Unit. The likelihood of someone else having accessed... Read More...

Posted Monday, May 18, 2020

NORTH BAY, ON - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) has declared a respiratory outbreak at Eastholme - 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 Eastholme residents and staff were tested on May 12, 2020. The... Read More...

Posted Friday, May 15, 2020

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... Read More...

Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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...
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Posted Monday, May 11, 2020

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... Read More...

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