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Ontario entered Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16, at 12:01 a.m. Grey Bruce is entering a modified Step 3. For details, review this media release and this guidance document: Guidance for Modified Step 3 in Grey Bruce, along with these memos: Memo for Restaurants - Modified Step 3Memo To PSS - Modified Step 3Modified Step 3 Long-Term Care Home Memo July 16, 2021.

Note: Sexual health clinics are closed for the month of July. If you require urgent assistance including birth control prescriptions, go to nearest emergency room. For a supply of condoms, visit our office during regular hours

Message From the Medical Officer of Health


Dr. Arra


Dr. Ian Arra

Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

Grey Bruce Health Unit


Medical Officer of Health Canada Day Message

As we celebrate Canada Day it is important to reflect on the fact that the strength of our country lies in its diversity. 

From sea to sea to sea, Canadians of all backgrounds and varied origins have come together to create a society that is welcoming to all. 

While we acknowledge the missteps along the way, we learn from each, and use that knowledge to build a more inclusive and compassionate community. 

I encourage everyone to respect others with kindness and caring. 

June 10, 2021

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A Mother's Day Message from Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health

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A Mother's Day Message from Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health

A Mother's Day Message from Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health

May 7th, 2020

It is May, warmer weather is on the horizon, I hope, and the flowers are starting to bloom. It is a perfect time to celebrate the most important women in our lives, our mothers. During this uncertain time, of great success, but uncertain future, it is critical that we do not let our guard down when it comes to COVID-19.  We have been successful to date, in Grey and Bruce, to limiting the spread and reducing the negative impact that this virus can cause. I want to congratulate everyone on this!  It is the result of significant collaboration between all sectors and the public.  It will be some time before we can go back to normal, and until then, it means celebrating our mothers differently!

I am asking you to keep practicing, as we have been – do not visit people in other households, practice personal distancing of 2 Metres or more, and wear a face-covering when out and about to prevent your germs and viruses, if you have them, from spreading to others. Most important, wash hands frequently for 20 seconds or more. I do believe nothing flattened the curve more than hand washing, which is what our mothers have been teaching us all along.

So please, celebrate your mothers, but do so in line with recommendations.  The perfect gift for your mom this year is to keep her safe from COVID-19! Consider a window visit, a nice phone call, or try a video call if you have the technology.  Send gifts electronically, or if you must drop off a physical gift or flowers, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly without coming face to face. Trust me; she has known you all your life; she can remember your face.

Stay home, and say I love you – no other gift can replace caring for our mothers!

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Kind Regards,

Dr. Ian Arra

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