Dr. Ian Arra

Suspected COVID case linked to Dundalk day-care centre

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 […]

Some at Saugeen given expired vaccine, revaccination efforts underway

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 […]

Unvaccinated continue to drive local COVID infections: Arra

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 […]

Arra says Grey-Bruce is keeping lid on COVID-19

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 […]

Schools, barbecue, wedding add to COVID high-risk contact count

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 […]

COVID: no new COVID-19 cases in Grey-Bruce Tuesday

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 […]

Grey-Bruce MOH supports vaccination passport system

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 […]

COVID-19 outbreak at Kelso Villa in Owen Sound

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 […]

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