It has been almost six months since the province of Ontario restricted indoor gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The repercussions of this for the Fort Frances Senior Centre, also known as the Sister Kennedy Centre, meant that bingo nights, Thursday lunches and coffee hangouts were no longer possible.
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According to the Ontario Dental Association’s (ODA) most recent survey, one in 10 dental clinics charge for additional personal protective equipment (PPE) levied on patients as a result of extended COVID-19 precautions.
With a total of 10 active COVID-19 cases in Kenora in schools and a long-term care home, Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, medical officer of health at the Northwestern Health Unit, said they cannot rule out the possibility of community transmission.
As Thanksgiving Day is approaching, Ontario public health officials including Premier Doug Ford, are advising all residents of Ontario to be mindful of the gathering limits while hosting Thanksgiving dinners.
The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) and Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch (CMHA) will be working together on a Crisis Response and Harm Reduction Mobile Outreach Team for Sioux Lookout Ontario, with funding support from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program.
The Birchwood Terrace long-term care home in Kenora is in an active COVID-19 outbreak after the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reported a total of 10 positive COVID-19 cases across Kenora schools, care homes and in the general public, at the end of last week.
The Birchwood Terrace long-term care home can accommodate 96 beds.
On the advice of the Ministry of Health, Riverside Health Care’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres will begin following the updated testing guidelines to prioritize those who are at the greatest risk and shift away from testing individuals with no COVID-19 symptoms.
Effective immediately, Ontarians should only be seeking testing at our Assessment Centres if they are:
TORONTO - Ontario predicts daily counts of COVID-19 could hit 1,000 new cases by the first half of October.
The stark new forecasting comes in updated modelling released today by the provincial government.
The projections say the province has seen an upward trajectory in COVID-19 in recent weeks, with cases currently doubling every 10 to 12 days.
Here’s to forty years of public service.
The Fort Frances Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is celebrating 40 years of work in the Kenora-Rainy River District, and CMHA Fort Frances Director of Service Sandy Skirten said in order to celebrate, they’ll be holding a special drive through anniversary event, Oct. 8.