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A Second Staff Member Has Tested Positive For COVID-19 At The...

Bi-weekly testing of all staff members was completed this week to support early detection of any spread of the COVID-19 virus in the home,...

Canadians Urge Expanding COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Across Canada

As the new school year begins, and increased rates of COVID-19 are being reported across the country, expanding asymptomatic testing could strengthen much needed...

Nearly 70% Of Young Canadians Say Their Mental Health Has Been...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the mental and financial health of Canadians, a Sun Life survey indicates that 68 per cent of...

Local Health Unit Is Asking The Public To Shrink Social Circles...

As local cases of COVID-19 sharply rise to numbers not seen since the spring, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is asking the...

Going Back To School Is Exciting For Some And Scary For...

With millions of young people across Canada returning to virtual or in-person classrooms this month, it's clear that this is a back-to-school season unlike any other. From...

The Outbreak At The Pines Long Term Care Home Has Ended

The District of Muskoka had issued the following press release: We are pleased to share that Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has lifted the institutional...

Impact Of COVID-19 Creates Critical Need: One In Three Canadian Children...

This coming school year is fraught with concerning questions about health and safety. But one of the most challenging issues facing children in the...

A COVID-19 Assessment Centre Is Coming Back To Huntsville

The District’s Muskoka Paramedic Services, Huntsville physicians and the Town of Huntsville have united together to offer a Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre location for...

COVID-19 Driving Canadians To Waste Less Food: Survey

A new nation-wide survey shows that Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. Love Food Hate Waste Canada, delivered by...

A Teacher At Twin Lakes Secondary School In Orillia Has Tested...

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) has received notification of the region’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 related to a school, specifically in...