Huntsville’s COVID-19 case count has increased by two according to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
SMDHU reported the two new cases today, an 80-plus year-old female who acquired the infection during travel and a 45-64 year-old male whose case is still under investigation.
On Tuesday, the health unit’s medial officer of health issued an order to restrict general visitors and stop short-stay and temporary outings.
The health unit continues to remind resident in Muskoka that, despite low case counts in the region, it’s important to follow recommended COVID-19 protocols.
To keep everyone safe, including those returning to school and those living in long-term care homes:
- Limit your close contacts (the people you can hug and touch without physical distancing) to only those people within your own household and maintain two metres (six feet) physical distancing from everyone else.
- Individuals who live alone may consider having close contact with another household.
- Think carefully about how often you go out and what is essential
- Parents must screen children for symptoms of COVID-19 every day before they leave for school; if a child has even one symptom, they should stay home and self-isolate.
- Those in the workforce should also monitor for symptoms and stay home if they have even a single symptom.
Remember to keep doing these basic and important prevention actions to stop the spread of COVID-19
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Sneeze and cough into your sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces such as businesses, organizations, or riding on public transit. Also wear a face covering when physical distancing is not possible. Make sure it fits. Learn how to wear it properly and follow the do’s and don’ts.
- Self-isolate if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, have a chronic medical condition, or are over 70.
For more information on how to stay safe and stop the spread of COVID 19, visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.
To see a list of Huntsville and Lake of Bays cases to date, and for all of Doppler’s COVID-19 updates, click here.
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