As the second wave of COVID-19 hits southern Ontario and Manitoba, the Northwestern Health Unit is urging residents to stay in northern Ontario.

“It is recommended that non-essential travel outside northern Ontario should be avoided,” said Dr. Kit Young Hoon, medical officer of health at the NWHU. “That includes shopping trips, sports and other similar activities.”

must all do our part to keep it that way.”

If you do travel outside of northern Ontario, the health unit says you should self-isolate for 14 days upon returning if you have come in contact with a close contact of a positive case or have been exposed to an outbreak situation.