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Health Unit issues COVID-19 exposure notice

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is issuing a community notice about potential public exposure to COVID-19 at Highball Billiards & Bar (236 Second Ave W., North Bay). 

Dates of potential exposure are Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11 from 1 pm to 7 pm each day. 

Contact tracing is underway by the Health Unit. Contact information for patrons of the establishment is not available.

Patrons who attended the establishment during this time are considered low risk, as per the Ministry of Health guidelines. Individuals are recommended to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until October 25 and contact the local assessment centre for testing, should symptoms develop. 

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Restaurants and bars are reminded that they are required to keep a log of patron name and contact information for case/contact management purposes.

“The province is in the second wave of COVID-19,” said the Health Unit in a statement.  “Now is not the time to become unconcerned. Please continue to follow the public health protocols by physical distancing, wearing a face-covering in indoor public places including public transit and anywhere physical distancing is a challenge, wash or sanitize your hands often, cough and sneeze into your sleeve and stay home when you feel sick or have symptoms and arrange to be tested. By working together, we can continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19, keep our economy open and help save lives.”

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