March 13, 2020, schools across Ontario closed their doors without us knowing
when they would reopen. Almost six months later, school doors are beginning to
re-open to welcome students back for the 2020-2021 school year. These last 25
Posted September 02, 2020
Health Unit (NWHU) is working with partners in education on return to school
plans so that children, youth and school staff stay healthy this year. NWHU is assisting
school boards to implement infection prevention measures and will...
Posted August 27, 2020
Northwestern Health Unit is clarifying its requirement that local businesses and organizations
have a mask policy.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kit Young-Hoon says the requirement is meant to increase mask
use in the community by asking everyo...
Posted August 25, 2020
Northwestern Health Unit encourages everyone to stay as safe
as possible during the evacuation of Red Lake due to the forest fire. Forest
fire smoke can be harmful to your health. If you develop a new or worsening
cough, trouble breathing, ches...
Posted August 11, 2020
Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is helping businesses prepare for August 17 when owners and operators of all enclosed public spaces in the region must have a mandatory mask or face covering policy in place.
Download and read the full release h...
Posted August 10, 2020
Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) welcomed Medical Officer of Health, Dr.
Kit Young-Hoon back from leave at the beginning of August. In her absence, Dr.
Ian Gemmill had been holding the position of Acting Medical Officer of Health.
NWHU thanks Dr...
Posted August 07, 2020
Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) will be requiring the use of masks or face coverings for anyone in an enclosed public space, beginning August 17, 2020. NWHU is requiring every business and organization that has an enclosed space accessible to the ...
Posted July 28, 2020
To further protect privacy, Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has recently changed the way positive test results for COVID-19 are reported. The
work of public health is to protect the health of our communities. We do that
in many ways, which inclu...
Posted July 27, 2020
There have been reports of an algae bloom on Granite Lake near Kenora. The bloom is being tested by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks to see if it is Blue-green algae. At this time the results are not known, so the Northwestern H...
Posted July 23, 2020
Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reported a new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, July 19th that has not been added to its website statistics because the individual involved in that report lives outside of Ontario, got tested while visiting Ontario, and ...
Posted July 21, 2020