Ontario’s Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is warning cannabis consumers about a COVID-19 outbreak at a licensed dispensary in Timmins. “The PHU is also declaring a COVID-19 oubreak at Dutch Love Cannabis in Timmins,” the Northern Ontario health and social services organization wrote in a report released June 7. “To date, two individuals are confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the investigation has determined that the cases are related to the workplace.” PHU also lists a number of other workplaces that have active or resolved outbreaks over the last few months. Fortunately for residents of Timmins, the temporary closure won’t leave them high and dry as the city is home to several other licensed pot shops that remain open. Despite visions of re-opening dancing in Ontarian heads, PHU reminded the public to stay vigilant about COVID-19 safety, whether a customer is buying bud or just getting some fresh air. “Remember that every outing is a low-risk exposure and you need to follow public health measures correctly each and every time you leave your house,” the organization cautioned. “This includes times when you pick up items curbside.” PHU recommends that Ontarians stay home and self-isolate if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19, were in contact with a confirmed case, are awaiting pandemic-related test results, display symptoms or live with someone who does. The region has been hit especially hard by the pandemic, with the largest numbers of confirmed cases per 100,000 people in Ontario. On Monday, Porcupine reported 23 new cases, mostly in the James and Hudson Bay region. As of June 7, Timmins has about 154 confirmed, active cases of the virus.
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