Public Advisory

There is a Provincial Order in place, effective October 9th, 2020, mandating the use of face coverings in all public indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces, with limited exemptions.  For details, visit the Face Masks and Face Coverings in Ontario. Also view the Grey Bruce Health Unit FAQ for Masks and Face Coverings.

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Indeterminate Case - Restaurant Saugeen Shores

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There was an indeterminate case of COVID-19 at a Restaurant in Saugeen Shores reported on Saturday June 27th to the Health Unit. It is our protocol to investigate each Probable or Indeterminate Case with the same rigor as Confirmed Positive. The Infectious Disease team at the Grey Bruce Health Unit completed the required Case and Contact Management as per public health protocols within 3 hours of receiving the lab result, and ensured all close contacts are safe and acting appropriately to preven...
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Public Health Interventions to Support Safe Re-opening

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The Grey Bruce Health Unit’s ultimate goal is to achieve safe re-opening as fast as possible while still maintaining the successful control over the outbreak and community transmission of Covid-19 to ensure the health and safety of the population. This can be achieved with a balanced approach to any decision related to public health measures.
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Overdose Prevention

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Grey Bruce has experienced multiple fatal overdoses in the past three months. The Grey Bruce Health Unit urges caution when using all drugs. If using drugs alone is unavoidable, anyone about to use drugs in Ontario can call the toll free Overdose Prevention Line at 1-888-853-8542.
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The Province announced that beginning Friday June 12, we can now join in groups of up to 10 people. Additional regional approaches allows re-opening churches and places of worship and a list of businesses, including restaurants (outdoor patios), hair salons and malls, will be allowed to re-open. Greater community engagement still requires we maintain physical distancing during day-to-day activities, including with those in group gatherings.  The Grey Bruce Health Unit reminds everyone that weari...
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COVID-19 and Anti-Racism Rallies

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Racism is a Public Health issue. Racism, in its many forms, profoundly impacts the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. We recognize that, at this time, people may want to gather to march and express themselves with respect to supporting efforts to end racism. The Grey Bruce Health Unit has the responsibility to identify risk associated with any public health threat, including COVID-19. We remind people that gatherings increase the risk of transmission of disease. In ...
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