The Northwestern Health Unit is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the Kenora region.

The health unit defines the Kenora region as the following communities: English River 21, Jaffray-Mellick, Keewatin, Kenora , Kenora 38B, Lake Of The Woods 37, Minaki, Norman, Northwest Angle 33B, Rat Portage 38A, Redditt, Sabaskong Bay (Part) 35C, Sabaskong Bay 35D, Shoal Lake (Part) 39A, Shoal Lake (Part) 40, Shoal Lake 34B2, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, The Dalles 38C, Wabaseemoong, Whitefish Bay 32A, Whitefish Bay 33A and Whitefish Bay 34A.

Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for these cases will be contacted directly.

For reasons of privacy, NWHU minimizes the sharing of information about the location of COVID-19 test results.

Health unit staff ask all residents assume COVID-19 is spreading within your community, and to always practice preventative measures like social distancing, wearing a mask, good hand hygiene and not touching your face.

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has been notified that a staff member, at Keewatin Public School, has tested positive for COVID-19 by the Northwestern Health Unit. The investigation has determined there has been no exposure to staff or students and there is no risk to the school community. No classes have been closed and students can continue to attend school.