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Health Unit extends closure of outdoor recreation

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has extended its closure of outdoor skating rinks, tobogganing hills and snowmobile trails.

It comes as 16 cases were reported on Monday, including an outbreak at Lancelot Apartments and a case reported at Sunset Park Public School. 

 The Health Unit will continue to monitor the local situation and re-evaluate the closures on February 16, 2021.

“With the significant increase of cases and the outbreak declared yesterday, this is a critical time for us. It’s up to everyone to take action, we need to stop the spread of COVID-19 before it’s too late,” stresses Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health. “The community outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. We need to be vigilant as COVID-19 Variants of Concern are highly transmissible. By staying in shutdown, we are able to help stop the spread further into our district.”

Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health, will be holding a media conference with more information at 5 pm. 

This story will be updated later today.

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