The provincial government is extending the stay-at-home order for the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s region by two weeks. 

In a release sent Friday, officials say the decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officer of health and was based on key public health indicators.

Officials say between February 8th and the 17th, North Bay Parry Sound District has seen its case rate increase by 11.5 percent to 14.6 cases per 100,000 people, adding that variants of concern also remain a serious risk to community transmission and health system capacity. 

The province will maintain the shutdown, the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and workplace safety measures for an additional two weeks in the North Bay-Parry Sound District.

Along with the Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions, the shutdown measures and the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply until at least Monday, March 8th.