Additional Local Positive Cases of COVID-19

NOVEMBER, 30th, 2020 – Today, the Marathon Family Health Team in conjunction with the Marathon COVID-19 Assessment Centre and the North of Superior Healthcare Group, are announcing the second and third positive novel coronavirus (COVID-19) test result for Marathon. In all cases, the patients have experienced mild symptoms of COVID-19 and are self-isolating at home.…

New COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care: What you Need to Know

On October 1st, 2020, the Ministry of Health updated their COVID-19 testing guidelines for school-aged children and youth. Below you will find MFHT’s interpretation of the advice that is being shared with students and their families. It is our hope that this summary will help parents and caregivers understand when it’s considered safe to send…

Recommendations for the use of face coverings by individuals with underlying lung disease

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit recently adopted a policy that requires all persons to wear a mask or face covering when they enter or remain in an enclosed public space. The Marathon Family Health Team (MFHT) understands that this has raised some concern for our patients who have underlying lung disease (e.g. COPD and…