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Homelessness is a complex problem. With so many needs, and so many stakeholders, an optimal solution is difficult to find. But for Jack Gray, solutions are imperative.
On Monday, Aug. 3, the Northwestern Health Unit received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Sioux Lookout area for an individual whose primary residence is outside of the NWHU catchment area. Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.
A new app, COVID Alert, launched today, uses Bluetooth technology to let users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
“It is free, easy and safe to use. The more people who download the app, the more effective it will be in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” stated a Government of Ontario press release.
The Town of Fort Frances has announced that it will be re-opening a number of facilities and services to the public in the coming weeks.
If you've been missing the movie theatre experience, some local volunteers and organizations are coming together to offer a retro way to get your movie fix.
Dr. Ian Gemmill has been the acting officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit for one year. For the past six months Gemmill made headlines as he provided updates and details of COVID-19 to residents of northwestern Ontario and the neighbouring regions.
Fort Frances Town Council will be holding a special meeting today to get up to speed on the financial impact of COVID-19 as well as to go over some of the plans to begin re-opening civic buildings.
In light of recent guidance from the Province on phasing-in a gradual approach to resumption of visits, Riverside has updated our Acute Care Visitation procedure.
Visiting will continue to be restricted at Riverside, however, acute in-patient visitations within our hospital facilities will commence on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, the medical officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit, said wearing masks at indoor public places will be mandatory starting August 17.