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Grey Bruce residents to consider themselves a COVID-19 carrier for 48 hours

A temporary testing and screening centre is set up outside of Grey Bruce Health Services Hospital in Owen Sound, Ont. in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Black Diamond Group
Summary

Authorities say the steps are necessary after 70 new cases were confirmed in the region in the past 36 hours


Grey Bruce Health Unit says the advisory is on top of Ontario's pre-existing stay-at-home-order


Grey Bruce Health Unit is telling residents to stay home for the next two days as COVID-19 variants of concern surge in the region.

Public health authorities say all residents should consider themselves a COVID-19 carrier for the next 48 hours.

Authorities say the steps are necessary after 70 new cases were confirmed in the region in the past 36 hours.

Grey Bruce Health Unit says the advisory is on top of Ontario’s pre-existing stay-at-home-order.

The public health unit says it needs to slow the spread of the virus in order to do contact tracing.

It is also shutting down the Grey Bruce Health Unit info-line and cancelling a mass vaccination clinic on Saturday to redeploy staff to case management and contact tracing.