Workplace Outbreak in Dryden

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has been informed of 3 new positive COVID-19 results in Dryden. All of the new cases are employed at the Husky Truck stop in Dryden. Any customers of the Husky Restaurant or Husky gas bar between March 31, 2021 and April 4, 2021 should monitor themselves for symptoms. If anyone develops symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate immediately and arrange for testing.

Earlier this month, a workplace outbreak was announced in the Dryden Walmart, with one of the cases identified as a Variant of Concern.

Earlier today, the NWHU announced 12 new cases of COVID-19. One is in the Rainy River hub, along with two in the Kenora hub and nine in the Sioux Lookout hub. Yesterday, a new case was announced in the Fort Frances hub, along with two in the Kenora hub and six in the Sioux Lookout hub.

All close contacts of the new cases have been notified and have been told to self-isolate. At this time, it is unknown if the new cases are variants of concern (VOC), but all positive lab results are sent to be tested for VOC.

NWHU will update the public if it is determined that there is an increased risk to the community. The public is reminded to continue to practise prevention measures and to not gather with anyone you do not live with.