The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has released a new COVID-19 guide to Summer Activities page on its website today.
The news comes on the heels of the provinces' announcement earlier this week that Ontario will enter Step 1 of the RoadMap to Reopen on Friday.
The new webpage is designed to help individuals navigate through provincial restrictions during the three steps of reopening while finding safe ways to do those summer activities.
The page has various sections including garage sales, camping, social events, beaches, playgrounds, boating, and sports activities.
“We’ve all shown tremendous effort over the last six months to limit the spread of COVID-19. Everyone has had to make sacrifices, including staying home, getting vaccinated, and following public health measures,” shares Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health.
“I continue to encourage people to use their best judgment and be cautious in all activities, and to use this guide as a tool to help keep yourself and your loved ones safer.”
Louise Gagné, Executive Director of Community Services with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit says a lot will depend on how and when things open this summer.
"It really depends on what step we are in with respect to the roadmap to re-opening but really people need to continue to follow the health measures, staying home if they are experiencing any symptoms; seeking out testing, wearing their masks, maintaining social distancing along with making smart choices and using good judgment," said Gagne.
"We really don't want to go into another shutdown as Dr. Chirico mentioned so we need to be cautious as we move forward with opening up and hopefully this will have been our last shutdown."
The page will be updated to reflect current and changing provincial restrictions, including gathering size limits both indoor and outdoor.
For more information, visit www.myhealthunit.ca/Summer.