The Northwestern Health Unit has released its weekend COVID-19 case count and as of Friday's report, no new COVID-19 cases have been reported across the region.

For the first time this year, there are zero active cases across the NWHU catchment area.

NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, assume COVID-19 is in their community and practise preventive measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces and when physical distancing is a challenge, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face. Anyone who has symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case, should self-isolate and get tested.  For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.