The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has declared a workplace outbreak at the McMunn & Yates in Fort Frances.

A workplace outbreak means that there are at least two cases of COVID-19 in the workplace, the health cannot rule out that transmissions happened in the workplace, and that there is a chance that others in the workplace may have been exposed.

Seven cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Fort Frances Health Hub on Saturday. At this time, it's unclear how many of the reported active cases in this health hub are associated with this workplace outbreak. KenoraOnline/DrydenNow has reached out to the NWHU for clarification.

All individuals who had high-risk exposure to COVID-19 are being notified and given specific instructions.

Though the risk to the public remains low, anyone who shopped at McMunn and Yates in Fort Frances between April 17th and April 22nd, 2021 who has developed cold or flu-like symptoms may have been infected with COVID-19 without knowing it.

If you or anyone in your household has developed even one symptom of COVID-19, the whole household must self-isolate and the person with symptoms should get tested.

If you developed symptoms during this time that have improved or resolved you should isolate for 10 days after symptom onset and still consider getting tested.

Contact the Fort Frances Assessment Centre for an appointment at 274-3261 ext. 4913.