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NWHU Covid Case Numbers going up.

As a 6th wave of COVID-19 begins in the province, local case numbers are increasing in many of our communities. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) notes that the virus, including the BA 2 variant, is circulating in the region. Public health officials urge residents to stay home and isolate if they are feeling unwell. Due to eligibility…
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April 13, 2022 0

NWHU Seeks Public Input into its Next Strategic Plan

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is developing a new Strategic Plan. The plan will guide public health services from 2023 to 2025 to ensure they continue to meet the goals and needs of our population.  The health unit is seeking public input into the strategic plan. To take part, please visit https://survey.alchemer-ca.com/s3/50142818/NWHU-Strategic-Planning-Survey. This survey is open until…
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March 24, 2022 0

Increase in Syphilis cases in the Region (NWHU)

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) catchment area is seeing an increased number of infectious syphilis cases. Although case rates have been rising since 2018, there was a drastic increase in 2021, where rates rose by 107% since 2020. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) spread through direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal,…
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February 8, 2022 0

North Western Health Unit Covid-19 rate numbers remain steady.

Our daily reporting have been updated to include information that better represents the impact of COVID-19 on our region. Due to testing eligibility, case numbers only represent those who live or work in higher-risk settings and daily case numbers should not be used to assess risk in a community or in our region. The current…
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February 1, 2022 0

25+% Positivity Rate !

Our daily reporting has been updated to include information that better represents the impact of COVID-19 on our region. Due to testing eligibility, case numbers only represent those who live or work in higher-risk settings and daily case numbers should not be used to assess risk in a community or in our region. The current…
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January 28, 2022 0

NWHU Youth eligible for Covid Vaccine.

Eligibility for second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has expanded. Anyone who meets the criteria belowshould book an appointment for their second dose, including those aged 12-17 years old. As Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) winds down their large-scale clinics, now is the time to get either your first or second dose of the vaccine. The…
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July 2, 2021 0

Press Release Town of Fort Frances, Ont

The Town of Fort Frances Emergency Management ControlGroup has been working to provide support & assistance with Naicatchewenin First Nationas they are experiencing a forest fire near their community and as a result have had toevacuate some of their community members to Fort Frances.The MNRF effective June 25th, 2021, has placed an implementation order:“All travel,…
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June 28, 2021 0

Thirteen Ontario Health Teams join “Rainy River District Ontario Health Team”

Rainy River District Ontario Health TeamFor immediate release Rainy River District Ontario Health Team (RRDOHT) is now official.Premier Doug Ford, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott, and Minister of Long Term Care Merrilee Fullerton made the announcement on November 18, 2020 approving 13 Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) across the province to “provide better,…
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December 2, 2020 0
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NWHU: Outbreak declared in Kenora

Released November 20, 2020 Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Benedickson Court, a senior housing complex in Kenora. An outbreak in a seniors housing complex with supports in housing is declared when one laboratoryconfirmed COVID-19 case is found in a resident or staff person. NWHU has been working closely with…
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November 24, 2020 0
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NWHU: Stay home after being tested for COVID-19

November 24, 2020 Stay home after being tested for COVID-19 Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reminds the public to self-isolate after being tested for COVID-19 to prevent the spread of the virus. Anyone with symptoms is encouraged to gettested, but it is vital that they self-isolate by staying at home and away from others until they…
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November 24, 2020 0