Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford is reminding residents to stay home and stay safe as much as possible to protect yourselves against COVID-19.

We’re over two months into the fight against the virus, and Rickford says that northwestern Ontario has done an ‘excellent’ job at preventing the virus from spreading in our local communities.

“We’ve done excellent. This is a credit to our frontline workers, and people across the region who have taken this as seriously as any community in this province and across the country,” said Rickford.

“We’ve had a very, very low rate of COVID-19 spread here in northwestern Ontario. I think that’s a testament to the commitment that everyone decided to make, and the frontline workers, to ensure our safety.”

Last week, staff with the Northwestern Health Unit confirmed that all of the region’s sixteen positive cases were now considered as resolved. Two weeks ago, precautionary COVID-19 testing wrapped up at local long-term care homes, and no new cases were found.

Tomorrow, Ontario is easing restrictions on a number of retailers and seasonal businesses. Healthcare officials say the general trend on health indicators in Ontario continues to improve.

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