Dr. Ian Arra

Two more COVID deaths in Grey-Bruce

Grey-Bruce has lost two more people to COVID-19. The Grey Bruce Health Unit added two deaths to the area’s total Wednesday. Now 27 Grey-Bruce citizens have died due to the pandemic virus There have been 19 deaths in Grey-Bruce, plus one  Grey-Bruce citizen died after acquiring the infection and receiving treatment outside of Grey-Bruce, and […]

Concern grows about COVID in local long-term care, retirement homes

With COVID-19 outbreaks now in six long-term care or retirement homes in Grey-Bruce, more stringent isolation and testing requirements are coming into effect in these facilities, the medical officer of health said. Sunday the Grey Bruce Health Unit reported two more outbreaks in these homes than the day before, as well as 60 new cases […]

Grey-Bruce COVID news: fewer cases, Rockwood Terrace, First Nations

New COVID cases Grey-Bruce dropped significantly, down to 20, but that’s likely because fewer people may have sought a test on the weekend, there was reduced testing capacity and results are slower coming, Dr. Ian Arra said Wednesday. After a week when dozens of daily cases has been common, Wednesday’s health unit report of 20 […]

Omicron lab-confirmed in Grey-Bruce

The more transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern is officially in Grey-Bruce. The Grey Bruce Health Unit announced on Saturday night it had received lab confirmation that this coronavirus variant is here, a version of the virus which is swiftly replacing the Delta variant as the dominant strain in Ontario and prompting new public health […]

Arra asks Grey-Bruce to ‘do a bit more’ to limit COVID spread

COVID-19 cases continued to climb steeply Saturday in Grey-Bruce but so far the Omicron variant hasn’t been lab confirmed here. That doesn’t mean it isn’t here and Grey-Bruce Health Unit staff have been treating each new COVID case as if it were more catching Omicron variant, said Dr. Ian Arra, the medical officer of health […]

Arra doesn’t recommend take-home COVID testing locally

The Grey Bruce Health Unit does not recommend asymptomatic COVID-19 testing due to low case counts in Grey-Bruce, Dr. Ian Arra, the local medical officer of health, announced in a news release Friday. That guidance comes in the wake of the province’s offer to give take-home rapid antigen screening tests to all public school children […]

Arra encourages child vaccination as first school outbreak declared

Grey-Bruce saw 10 new COVID cases reported Thursday, which included an outbreak declaration at Holland Chatsworth Central School and an increase of dismissed school cohorts and high-risk contacts. It serves as a reminder to parents to look closely at vaccinating their kids said Dr. Ian Arra, the local medical officer of health, in an interview. […]

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