At Thanksgiving, the health unit is also reminding families and friends to take precautions. Dr. Kit Young-Hoon is the medical officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit, and she offers the following tips for the long-weekend:

  • we are encouraging people avoid large gatherings,
  • avoid non-essential travel outside of northern Ontario, and
  • to stay within your household social bubble
  • stay two metres or six feet away from others
  • do something outside
  • virtual dinners
  • stay away from others who are unwell, or self-isolating
  • send a meal to somebody in self-isolation

For more information:

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