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…

Food Safety & COVID-19

Registered Dietitian, Michelle Stevens, talks about food safety advice with Covid-19. While there is no evidence that Covid-19 can be transmitted by eating contaminated foods, there is a small risk for it to be spread by contact with contaminated objects. Hand washing is important: • After grocery shopping• After putting your groceries away• Before making…