Health Department inspects big box stores Jan. 16 and 17 for compliance with public health measures
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021 03:31 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department public health inspectors will be visiting area big box stores to ensure compliance with COVID-19 public health measures as part of a provincial enforcement blitz happening this coming Saturday and Sunday. On Jan. 16 and 17, public health inspectors will join their enforcement counterparts from the province, as well as local bylaw and police officers, in this initiative to help protect workers and customers in response to rising COVID-19 cases.
Ontario’s workplace education and enforcement campaign comes to Durham Region
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2020 10:05 AM
Whitby, Ontario - From Dec. 10 to 13, Durham Region Health Department will partner with a provincial multi-ministry education and enforcement team, to participate in a province-wide business education and enforcement campaign designed to ensure organizations are taking necessary steps to keep employees, consumers and the public safe from the spread of COVID-19. This campaign supports the current efforts of various provincial offences officers, including police, municipal by-law officers and...
Area residents invited to participate in the Durham Region COVID-19 Health Survey
Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 09:29 AM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department wants to hear from area residents through participation in the Durham Region COVID-19 Health Survey, an online survey of residents to gather information about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their health. This survey is open to all Durham Region residents 18-years and older and can be accessed at durham.ca/covidsurvey.
“We strongly encourage all Durham Region residents over 18-years old to participate in this survey,” said Mary-Anne Pietrusiak,...
Guests of wedding at Caribbean Cultural Centre Oshawa, call public health for COVID-19 investigation
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 03:55 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is urging anyone who attended a wedding on Sept. 19 at the Caribbean Cultural Centre, 600 Wentworth St. E., Oshawa, to contact the Health Department as soon as possible at 905-668-4113, ext. 2680. The Health Department has been notified of eight cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty obtaining a full list of attendees and their contact information.
The Health Department is aware that approximately 50 guests and...
Statement from Regional Chair John Henry on rise in COVID-19 cases
Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:52 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer:
“There has been a steady increase in COVID-19 cases over the past couple of weeks in Ontario. This is cause for concern, and something that should not be taken lightly as we head into the colder months and flu season.
Today, the provincial government announced that informal gathering limits will be reduced to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors throughout Ontario for...