The health unit is changing the way they report new cases of the coronavirus. Health unit staff don't want residents of smaller communities to guess -- or harass -- those who may have tested positive for COVID-19.
So far, 44 cases have been reported in the health unit's catchment area, and 42 of them have already been resolved, which means they aren't contagious anymore.
Young-Hoon adds she wants to avoid reinstating public health restrictions from Stage 2, as well as the possibilty of a second wave this fall or winter, so she reminds us not to become complacent. She emphasizes public health measures for the use of masks don't change the standard precautions for the coronavirus including:
- maintain social distancing of six feet (two metres) for people outside of your social circle
- wear a mask, if social distancing is difficult
- wash your hands often
- avoid touching your face
- get tested if you have symptoms
- stay home, if you're sick
Young-Hoon recently returned from maternity leave, and she takes over from Dr. Ian Gemmill, who was filling the role in Young-Hoon's absence.
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