A Dundalk day-care centre’s single, probable case of COVID-19 discovered Friday caused four staff and 15 kids to be sent home as a precaution. The probable case was linked to the Dundalk Kids ‘n Us by Grey Bruce Health Unit contact tracers, who were tracing a positive case’s contacts. The probable case, who is symptomatic […]
Expired doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were given to some people at Saugeen First Nation, according to an Indigenous Services Canada letter posted on the Saugeen band’s website. This was done after the outbreak there was declared over. The expired vaccine was administered between Aug. 13 and Sept. 9, ISC’s letter said. The Saugeen outbreak […]
Eight more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Grey-Bruce Thursday and seven of the eight people infected were unvaccinated. There were five cases in Arran-Elderslie, and one each in Hanover, Chatsworth and West Grey. This follows seven cases reported Monday and single cases Tuesday and Wednesday. When asked how these eight got infected, Dr. Ian […]
Though Grey-Bruce’s COVID-19 case count grew by seven Monday, overall the area continues to limit the spread of the pandemic virus, the medical officer of health said Monday. Four new cases had been high-risk contacts of people the health unit was following and the other three weren’t high-risk contacts of known cases, Dr. Ian Arra […]
The number of high-risk COVID contacts spiked by nearly 50 people in the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s daily COVID-19 update Friday, though just two new confirmed cases were reported. The health unit reported two more COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the number of active cases in both counties to 20. The latest confirmed cases were from […]
No new COVID-19 infections were reported in Grey-Bruce Tuesday. The Grey Bruce Health Unit’s situation report noted there were 15 confirmed active cases in the region, five of which are in The Blue Mountains. The health unit is also tracking 16 high-risk close contacts associated with the active cases. Dr. Ian Arra, Grey-Bruce’s medical officer […]
“We require a community-wide response against COVID-19. Our efforts would go further if every sector, including employers, are committed to mitigating the 4th wave.”
Grey-Bruce’s top doctor supports the province’s plan to create a vaccine passport. A day before the provincial government announced Ontario residents will soon need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to dine indoors at restaurants and go to gyms and theatres, Dr. Ian Arra said he is confident a vaccine passport will increase local […]
More walk-in clinics available in several areas this week.
An outbreak at the Kelso Villa Retirement Home in Owen Sound was declared on Friday after one staff member and two residents tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday, Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health Dr. Ian Arra said three more residents had tested positive for the virus and they were widening their investigation beyond the […]
Grey-Bruce will officially move into the full Step 3 of the province’s reopening plan as on midnight on August 5th.
The goalposts in Grey-Bruce have shifted in terms of reaching effective herd immunity. Dr. Ian Arra, Grey-Bruce’s medical officer of health, said the immunity through vaccination target is now 90 per cent of the eligible population. He said the new goal is a result of the more highly transmissible and severe Delta variant, which is […]
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