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Posted 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... Read More...

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2020

RESTOULE, ON– The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) would like to advise the public that a harmful algae bloom (cyanobacteria), also known as blue-green algae, has been found in Commanda Lake. Species of the algae capable of producing toxins were confirmed by the laboratory of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. The toxins in harmful algae can irritate the skin and, if swallowed, cause diarrhea and vomiting.
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Posted Monday, September 28, 2020

MUNICIPALITY OF EAST FERRIS AND TOWNSHIP OF BONFIELD - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) would like to advise the public that a harmful algae bloom (cyanobacteria), also known as blue-green algae, has been found in Lake Nosbonsing. Species of the algae capable of producing toxins were confirmed by the laboratory of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. The toxins in harmful algae can irritate the skin and, if swallowed, cause diarrhea and vomiting.
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Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2020

NORTH BAY, ON – Effective today the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) will no longer report the gender of an individual case of COVID-19.
Sharing the gender of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 with the public does not change public safety or the preventative measures taken by the public, or by businesses and municipalities. With the potential for cases related to schools and child care centres it also helps to protect the identity of individuals,...
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Posted Monday, September 21, 2020

NORTH BAY, ON – In response to the provincial daily positive cases of COVID-19 reaching over 400 late last week, the Premier has announced a provincial reduction in gatherings. Effective September 19, 2020, social gatherings and organized public events have been limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. The new limits will not apply to events or gatherings held in staffed businesses and facilities where protocols and guidelines are in place, such as bars, restaurants, cinemas,... Read More...

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