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Confirmation of COVID-19 Omicron Variant in Grey Bruce

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Confirmation of COVID-19 Omicron Variant in Grey Bruce

The Grey Bruce Health Unit received lab confirmation a case of COVID-19 Omicron Variant has been identified in the community.

The Omicron Variant was identified through diagnostic testing. It takes about 10 – 14 days for the results to return.

The Omicron Variant is considered a variant of concern as it is more transmissible.

Washing hands frequently, watching distance (ideally 6ft), and correctly wearing a face covering protects against all forms of the COVID-19 virus. Vaccine is the best long-term defense. Both two-dose and third-dose vaccinations are effective in reducing the hospitalization rates from the Omicron Variant. We strongly recommend everyone to get fully vaccinated with 3 doses.

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: communications@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 3940

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