Currently, we have 16 active cases of COVID-19 connected to the NWHU catchment area.
There are currently 10 active cases in the Rainy River region, five in the Kenora region and one in the Sioux Lookout region.
Since our last update, we have received zero reports of new positive cases.
There are four active school notices. Two student cases were reported at Crossroads School on October 1. As a result, two classes have been moved to online learning. Donald Young School received a notice of exposure on October 3. The NWHU is teaming with the board and school staff to investigate next steps. There are two active advisories at Our Lady of the Way School, with positive student cases reported on September 10 and 13. All classes remain open at the school.
For reasons of privacy, NWHU minimizes sharing the 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 websitewhen it is available.
NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, assume COVID-19 is in their community and practise preventive measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces and when physical distancing is a challenge, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face. Anyone who has symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case, should self-isolate and get tested. For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.
For more information about who is eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please see our booking page.