The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s Stay-at-Home Order has been extended for at least two weeks. 

Our region, along with Toronto and Peel Public Health regions will stay in shutdown.  The shutdown measures and the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply until at least Monday, March 8, 2021, based on key public health indicators and following consultation with the local medical officers of health.

All existing public health and workplace safety measures are to stay in place. 

“Our government’s number one priority is the safety of all individuals and families, and that’s why we are taking a gradual, cautious approach to returning regions to the Framework,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “These are difficult but necessary decisions, in order to protect against COVID-19 variants and maintain the progress we have all made together. Until vaccines are widely available, we continue to urge all Ontarians to follow public health advice and measures, and stay home, stay safe, and save lives.”

From the period of February 8 to 17, 2021, the North Bay Parry Sound District has seen its case rate increase by 11.5 percent to 14.6 cases per 100,000 people. The province also noted that variants of concern also remain a serious risk to community transmission and health system capacity.