Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the Grey Bruce Health Unit moves to the Green Prevent Level of the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: We are currently not booking vaccinations. Please avoid calling in an attempt to schedule vaccinations at this time. For week of March 1, vaccinations will focus on 2nd dose for all LTCH residents; First Responders (Police and Fire); Community Health Care Workers in Highest/Very High Categories; Community Needle Exchange Partners; and over 80 clients. For clients 80 years of age and older - primary care should be reaching out to them directly; and, for those in this group who do not have a primary care provider (or have a primary care provider outside of the Grey/Bruce region, a 1800 # will soon be available to book appointments.

Please do not call your healthcare provider to book an appointment.

Please do not call Health Unit to book an appointment.

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Donated Masks Provide Enhanced Protection for Long-Term Care and Retirement Home Residents

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Donated Masks Provide Enhanced Protection for Long-Term Care and Retirement Home Residents

Bruce Power has donated over 120 thousand non-medical grade face coverings to the communities in Grey and Bruce Counties. Public health is directing the donation to Long-Term Care and Retirement Home to address the need generated from the new regulations requiring those residents to wear face covering. Utilizing the donation for this vulnerable sector provides enhanced protection for those living in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes.

As in the public, non-medical masks provide significant “Source Protection”. Masks prevent the germs escaping from the wearer and reduce the over-all burden of germs in the environment.

This enhanced protection will provide more protection those most vulnerable to the virus, and for those working with this high-risk group, an added enhanced source control in residents that can wear the masks.

“Grey and Bruce communities are well served by Bruce Power’s donation to protect both residents and staff in these settings, while we wait for the vaccine”, says Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit. “This will help ensure that we can maintain our good standing to control the spread of COVID-19, especially in our most vulnerable populations.”

For More Information:

Dr. Ian Arra, MD MSc FRCPC ACPM ABPM

Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

To arrange to speak with Dr. Arra, please contact Drew Ferguson at:

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1269 or d.ferguson@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

 

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