Currently, there are 61 active cases of COVID-19 in the Northwestern Health Unit region. Today we received reports of five new positive COVID-19 test results in the Emo Health Hub region, four new positive COVID-19 test results in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub region, two new positive COVID-19 test results […]
Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program (SCAP) in Emo. By provincial definition, an outbreak is declared when there are 2 or more COVID-19 cases in a school and the case and contact follow-up does not show probable links outside of the school […]
To combat growing concerns about the possibility of leftover vaccinations going to waste, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has launched a formal new process to ensure every vaccine is used up. Linked off of the NWHU’s booking webpage, they now have a standby survey and webpage to explain who is […]
While many students and staff at school across the province are looking forward to this week’s April break, it will be different than expected due to the province’s stay-at-home order. Dr. Kit Young Hoon, medical officer of health at the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), urges the public to only leave […]
Press release Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Calvary Baptist Church in Emo. There are now five confirmed cases related to a service held over Easter weekend. All identified close contacts have been notified and told to self-isolate. Anyone who attended the church on Easter […]
Press release The Government of Ontario announced that the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) areawill be moving to the Red–Control level of the COVID-19 Response Framework as ofMarch 15, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. There has been an increase in cases across the regionand the health unit urges residents to take immediate […]
Press release All COVID-19 tests that come back positive are screened for variants of concern. Thismorning, Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) was informed that two COVID-19 cases inour region have come back positive for the UK variant.The two cases are unrelated to one another. One case is in the Fort Frances […]
The Northwestern Health Unit has received its first reported COVID-19 Variant of Concern lab result.