On Tuesday afternoon, August 18, the Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Kenora 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.
For reasons of privacy, NWHU does not release or comment on information about the location of COVID-19 test results. Information about gender, age and method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available.
The NWHU recommends that everyone assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice preventive measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask when in enclosed public spaces and when physical distancing is not possible, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face. Those with symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 should get tested for COVID-19 and can go to the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at their local assessment centre.
Under new reporting protocols issued by the NWHU, the Kenora region includes all of the following communities: English River 21, Jaffray-Mellick, Keewatin, Kenora , Kenora 38B, Lake Of The Woods 37, Minaki, Norman, Northwest Angle 33B, Rat Portage 38A, Redditt, Sabaskong Bay (Part) 35C, Sabaskong Bay 35D, Shoal Lake (Part) 39A, Shoal Lake (Part) 40, Shoal Lake 34B2, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, The Dalles 38C, Wabaseemoong, Whitefish Bay 32A, Whitefish Bay 33A or Whitefish Bay 34A.