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  • Aug 27

    Media Release - NWHU Supporting Return to School

    Northwestern 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
  • Aug 25

    Media Release - Health unit clarifies mask requirements

    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
  • Aug 11

    Media Release - Forest fire in Red Lake

    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
  • Aug 07

    Media Release - Medical Officer of Health change at NWHU

    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
  • Jul 28

    Media Release - Mandatory mask use coming for the region

    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
  • Jul 23

    Media Release - Blue Green Algae (Granite Lake)

    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
  • Jul 21

    Media Release - Northwestern Health Unit clears up COVID-19 numbers

    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