Assertion from Medical Officer of Well being, Public Well being Sudbury & Districts, Dr. Penny Sutcliffe

Our latest data exhibits that the native COVID-19 threat index stays excessive, with worsening traits. The variety of native circumstances has nearly doubled since September and the p.c of COVID-19 exams which can be optimistic has elevated to fifteen%—a quantity that has solely been crushed for 2 weeks throughout the complete pandemic, up to now. There are rising numbers of COVID-19 outbreaks, hospitalizations, and sadly, deaths. That is mixed with early stories of influenza in our group.

Let there be little doubt. Now could be the time to strengthen your private protecting measures in case you haven’t already finished so:

  • All the time put on a well-fitted masks in indoor public locations resembling retail shops and public transportation. Simply put it on.
  • Get your COVID-19 booster dose as quickly as you’re eligible.
  • Keep residence and away from others in case you’re not feeling effectively.
  • E-book your flu shot.

Along with defending your personal well being, you’re additionally defending your aged neighbour, the cashier with a weakened immune system, and the nurse you will rely on in case you do get sick. That’s plenty of profit from a couple of easy actions.

For extra info, please go to phsd.ca. Maintain related with our Facebook and Twitter pages or name Public Well being Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

Penny Sutcliffe, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Medical Officer of Well being and Chief Government Officer
Public Well being Sudbury & Districts

 

 


This merchandise was final modified on November 3, 2022