To learn more about personal preventative measures against Covid 19, including where it is mandatory to wear a mask, please see the Ontario Health Team Northumberland’s press release here.
If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CALL FOR DONATED CLOTH MASKS
The OHTN is collecting donated cloth masks. For more information about the program and information on how to make a mask please click here. New drop off locations:
BRIGHTON –Community Care Northumberland –46 Prince Edward Street (arrange drop-off –613-475-4190, email@example.com)
CAMPBELLFORD –Community Living Campbellford–65 Bridge Street East (call in advance -705.653.1821, ext 203)
COBOURG -Northumberland Hills Hospital’s main entrance, 1000 DePalma Drive–between 8 AM and 8 PM daily
Seniors Moving Forward: The Northumberland YMCA has launched a program designed for seniors to promote healthy living and well-being. To register for this free program contact Leslie Murray firstname.lastname@example.org or at 905-372-9247. For details click here.
Tick Talk – Ticks are now back. The confirmed number of ticks infected with Lyme disease has increased in Northumberland. If you find a tick attached to you, or a pet, remove it immediately. The risk of contracting Lyme disease increases after a tick has been attached for 24 hours or is engorged. Speak to your healthcare provider if you need help removing a tick or if you subsequently have a bullseye rash or experience flu like symptoms. There is a treatment for Lyme disease. For a map of Lyme disease risk areas and more click here.