Public Service Announcement: Potential COVID-19 exposure on School Bus Routes 277 and 278 September 8th to 10th

Posted on Sunday September 12, 2021

NIPISSING & PARRY SOUND, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is advising parents, students and school bus drivers of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on school bus routes 277 and 278 between September 8 and September 10, 2021. All high-risk close contacts are being contacted and will be provided with instructions by public health. Not all individuals who were on the bus are considered high-risk close contacts.

Anyone who has not been advised by Public Health that they have had a high-risk exposure is considered low-risk. Low-risk contacts should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and are not required to self-isolate.  If your child experiences symptoms, even mild symptoms, they should self-isolate and arrange to be tested immediately.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever and/or chills (temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Cough or barking cough (croup)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches and pain
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Decreased or lack of appetite

For more information, visit the Health Unit’s School/Child Care and COVID-19 webpage or call the Health Unit’s call centre at 1-844-478-1400.

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Media Inquiries:

Catherine Levac-Lafond, Bilingual Media Relations Coordinator
P: 705-474-1400, ext. 5221 or 1-800-563-2808
E: communications@healthunit.ca

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705-474-1400

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705-746-5801

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