Public Advisory

There is an MOH Class Order in place, effective July 17th, for Grey and Bruce County that orders all Commercial Establishments to take actions related to the use of face coverings, ensure effective measures to maintain physical distancing and to ensure the availability of hand sanitizer. For full details, visit the MOH Class Orders page. Also view, FAQ for Masks and Face Coverings.

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Parents who may have or may be planning to withdrawn their child from their local school fearing an outbreak of COVID-19 can be assured there are no known active cases in any children in Grey Bruce who have attended school since the start of the school year. There is no COVID-19 outbreak in any Grey Bruce schools at this time.
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School screening and return to school

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The Grey Bruce Health Unit has heard from a variety of stakeholders expressing substantial concerns about stringent application of the current screening questionnaire that may send children for testing when it is not required. This may also needlessly exclude children from school, and result in isolation of household members including parents’ inability to go to work. For example, one sneeze should not warrant school exclusion, isolation, nor testing.
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As a father of one, I sympathize with everyone’s concerns about having children go back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with every parent’s concern about ensuring their unwell child receives the test and care they need. I want to let you know that we have been actively engaged with both Public and Catholic School Boards and the private and rural schools throughout Grey and Bruce. For the most up to date information, please visit our website or contact your school to see their plans.
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The Grey Bruce Health Unit Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Arra, is renewing the Order issued July 17, 2020, ordering all Commercial Establishments in Grey Bruce, to the fullest extent possible that they, for all the following: ensure effective measures are in place to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres amongst all employees and clients; ensure the availability of alcohol-based hand rub at all entrances and exits; and,make the best effort (verbal) to restrict persons from entering the p...
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Thornbury Beach - Little River Park Beach

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Results from re-sampling that took place on August 31 are now in. They show that the water quality at Little River Beach falls within acceptable levels of bacteria. The posting of the beach is being lifted. Swimmers are reminded that swimming is discouraged after heavy rainfall or when water is cloudy following significant wave action, such as during and after a storm or heavy winds.
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