KENORA – Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is advising residents of the region that there is increased COVID-19 activity in the Rainy River District, particularly affecting the Municipality of Rainy River.
Several new cases have been identified in the area within the last week.
NWHU contacts everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 to provide them with support and to find out who else might be at risk. We then connect with everyone identified as a close contact so that they can self-isolate, get tested, and prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
NWHU reminds all residents to assume COVID-19 is in their community and practise preventive measures like physical distancing, good hand hygiene, not touching their face, and wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces and when physical distancing is a challenge.
Anyone who has symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case, should self-isolate and get tested.
For more information call NWHU’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-468-2240 or visit their website at www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19.