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
Stage 3 of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening begins in our region on Friday, July 17, 2020. While more businesses and public spaces reopen, Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) urges the public to continue practising personal preventive measures to sta...
Posted July 16, 2020
There have been reports of an algae bloom on Pickle Lake at the municipal public beach. The beach has been closed by the municipality and the bloom is being tested by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks to see if it is blue-green a...
Posted July 10, 2020
There have been reports of algae blooms on Laurenson Lake in Kenora and Thunder Lake in Dryden. The blooms are being tested to see if they are blue-green algae. At this time the results are not known, so the Northwestern Health Unit is asking peop...
Posted July 03, 2020