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Preliminary Test Results Identify Several More Variant Cases In Simcoe Muskoka

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The Health Unit says In addition to the seven confirmed cases of the UK COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 previously reported by the Simcoe Muskoka District...

Town Of Gravenhurst Confirms Positive Staff COVID-19 Case

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Working collaboratively with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), the Town of Gravenhurst has confirmed that a staff member has tested positive for...

Scientists Launch Campaign To Fight Vaccine And COVID-19 Misinformation

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A coalition of scientists, communicators and health experts have come together in a nationwide initiative to empower Canadians to work together against misinformation about...

Additional UK Variant Case Identified In Simcoe Muskoka

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit was informed late yesterday by Public Health Ontario Laboratory of an additional individual with the United Kingdom (UK)...

Canada Post Workers At Gateway East Sent Home To Self-Isolate

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On Friday, January 22, Canada Post sent 350 afternoon shift workers from the Gateway East facility in Mississauga home to self-isolate for 14 days,...

UK COVID-19 Variant Identified At Long-Term Care Home In Barrie

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Genome sequencing on all six COVID-19 samples from a Barrie long-term care home have now been identified as the United Kingdom (UK) variant that...

Simcoe Muskoka Immunization Team Acts Quickly To Contain COVID Variant

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In the fight against any further spread of COVID-19 that has swept through Roberta Place long-term care home, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit...

COVID-19 Variant In Six Swabs From A Barrie Long-Term Care Home

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The Health Unit says laboratory testing has identified a COVID-19 variant in six swabs from a Barrie long-term care home experiencing a significant outbreak....

Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID At The Pines Long-Term Care...

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A staff member working at the Pines Long-Term Care Home tested positive for COVID-19 on January 20, 2021 following routine COVID-19 testing conducted on...

Ontario’s Doctors Warn Of Looming Drug Shortages Due To COVID

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With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing and hospital admissions rising, Ontario's doctors warn that the province may once again face serious drug shortages. The onset of the...