COVID-19 Information

For the latest information on provincial COVID-19 guidance, or to take a COVID-19 self assessment, please visit Protection from COVID‑19 and other respiratory illnesses |

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infections disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus which can cause respiratory illness in humans, and was the cause of the recent pandemic.

Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 symptoms can vary from person to person and may be different depending on the variant circulating at that time. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include;

  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • new or worsening cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • temperature equal to or more than 38°C
  • feeling feverish
  • chills
  • fatigue or weakness
  • muscle or body aches
  • new loss of smell or taste
  • headache
  • abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting
  • feeling very unwell

Some people infected with COVID-19 may also be asymptomatic (show no symptoms).

If you are experiencing severe symptoms like difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion or loss of consciousness call 911 or seek immediate medical attention.  

How is COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.

COVID-19 spreads from an infected person to others through respiratory droplets and aerosols (smaller droplets) created when an infected person: talks, sings, shouts, coughs, or sneezes.

COVID-19 can also spread by touching something that has the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands. People can transmit COVID-19 before they start showing symptoms or without ever developing symptoms.

How is COVID-19 Treated?

Antiviral treatments are available for free by prescription to individuals with COVID-19 who are at a higher risk of severe illness and hospitalization. These treatments are taken by mouth and must be taken within the first few days of your symptoms starting (must be taken within 5-7 days depending on the antiviral prescribed). 

For more information on COVID-19 treatment, visit COVID‑19 testing and treatment |

COVID-19 Vaccination

Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccine can help to prevent COVID-19 infection and reduce severity of illness if you do become infected.

A schedule of upcoming vaccination clinics in Grey-Bruce is available here Event Calendar - Calendar ( COVID-19 vaccine is also available through many healthcare providers and pharmacies.

Additional information on the COVID-19 vaccine is available at COVID‑19 vaccines |


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Influenza Information

RSV Information


Current Number of Cases


This dashboard does not reflect an accurate community profile; it only reflects high risk settings.
We discourage the public from using these numbers to make decisions about individual risk or making conclusions on the COVID-19 situation.
The rationale for posting this dashboard is to respond to allegations of a lack of transparency from the health unit.
With the high-immunity level due to vaccination and post-infection, and the less severe variant, we are in a positive position to progress towards recovery safely.
Discontinuing the situation report was a step towards recovery, specifically to reassure the public and reduce the unnecessary anxiety generated by continuous monitoring.
We encourage the public to consider taking the vaccine when eligible, avoid crowds, and remain vigilant.


Statistics on Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) in Grey Bruce as well as Ontario, Canada, and around the World.

Grey Bruce Health Unit Situational Reports


Government of Ontario

Government of Canada

Around the World


A schedule of upcoming vaccination clinics in Grey-Bruce is available here Event Calendar - Calendar ( COVID-19 vaccine is also available through many healthcare providers and pharmacies.


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