COVID-19 outbreak declared over at North Bay Jail
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The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at the North Bay Jail over.
The outbreak was declared on June 22nd, 2021 and ended on Monday, July 12th, 2021.
The Health Unit says a total of 43 people tested positive in connection with the outbreak.
“If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, first self-isolate and then use Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to seek testing or further care,” states a Health Unit release. “If you need further assistance, call your health care provider or the Health Unit at 1-844-478-1400. If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and mention your symptoms if you are able.”
Brent Ross, spokesperson for the Ministry of the Solicitor General, says the ministry continues to have discussions with the local public health unit on when it is appropriate to reopen the institution.