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Situation Report #646 COVID-19 - 59 new cases reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce

Posted On: Friday, December 24, 2021

Follow the 3 W’s – Wash hands frequently, Watch distance (ideally 6ft), and Wear face covering correctly, and the 2 A’s - Avoid Crowds and Arrange for outdoor activities instead of indoors whenever possible. Vaccine clinic to be held January 3rd at the Beaver Valley Community Centre, 58 Alfred St. W., Thornbury, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Situation Report #646 COVID-19 - 59 new cases reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce


Grey Bruce Health Unit | Incident Management System                                                                                           December 23, 2021

Current Situation:, Public Health Measures, COVID-19 Vaccines for Grey Bruce, COVID-19 Vaccine for Ontario




Case counts and vaccine data is taken from GBHU Epidemiological Reports as of 23:59 hrs, December 22, 2021:

All data is preliminary and subject to change. Future situation reports will be updated accordingly.

  • 59 new cases reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce: 14 – Saugeen Shores, 6 - West Grey, 5 – Chatsworth, 5 - Owen Sound, 4 – Arran-Elderslie, 4 – South Bruce, 4 – Blue Mountains, 3 – Brockton, 3 – Grey Highlands, 2 – Georgian Bluffs, 2 – Meaford, 2 – Hanover, 2 – Kincardine, 1 – Huron-Kinloss, 1 – Southgate, 1 – Unknown
  • 2982 confirmed cases   (including 1 confirmed cases of the Omicron Variant)
  • 272 active cases
  • High risk Contacts will no longer be reported due to the change in case and contact management - COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Updated Process
  • 2682 resolved cases
  • 5 confirmed local active cases hospitalized in Grey Bruce due to COVID-19
  • 0 confirmed case from Grey Bruce is hospitalized outside of Grey Bruce due to COVID-19
  • 16 deaths in Grey Bruce
    • +1 death related to a Grey Bruce resident that acquired the infection and was treated outside of Grey Bruce
    • +7 deaths related to Grey Bruce residents that acquired the infection in Grey Bruce however passed away outside of Grey Bruce
    • Local and Provincial data may not align as cases with unconfirmed cause of death are not included above but are included in the Provincial data.
  • 126 cases reported in health care workers; reports health care workers living in Grey Bruce and working both in and outside Grey Bruce


Active Outbreaks:

  • Rockwood Terrace Long Term Care (2nd Floor)
  • 10 Facility(ies) in COVID-19 outbreak. Reported in Schools
    • St. Dominique Savio
    • St. Mary’s High School
    • Mildmay-Carrick Public School
    • John Diefenbaker Senior School
    • Saugeen District Senior School
    • Grey Highlands Secondary School
    • Hepworth Central School
    • Dawnview Public School
    • Peninsula Shores District School
    • Owen Sound District Secondary School
  • 1 Facility(ies) in COVID-19 outbreak. Reported in Childcare Centres
    • Vicki’s Sandbox – 1 Cohort


Dismissed Cohort(s) – based on 1 case (probable or confirmed) - (more than 1 confirmed case with evidence of transmission within the school environment removes the school from this list and moves it to the outbreak list – see above):

  • Unity House Nursery School – 1 Cohort
  • Highpoint Before School Program – 1 Cohort
  • Kincardine District Senior School – 1 Cohort, 1 Bus
  • Macphail Memorial Elementary School – 1 Cohort
  • Highpoint Community School – 2 Cohorts
  • Hillcrest Elementary School (Owen Sound) – 4 Cohorts
  • Keppel Sarawak Elementary School – 1 Cohort, 1 Bus
  • Timothy Christian School – 1 Cohort


Vaccine – for detailed information please visit Website and Dashboard

  • 284,629 Total Doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Grey and Bruce
  • 17,445 Doses given within the past week


Future Vaccination Planning: Vaccine Schedule

  • For week of December 20, first and second dose may walk-in at all clinics. Those 5-11 and Third dose requires an appointment at all clinics. See Vaccine Clinics – details at Vaccine Schedule (Make sure to scroll to the proper page of the schedule)
  • Starting Monday, December 20, 2021, individuals aged 18 and over will be eligible to schedule their booster dose appointment through the Ontario’s booking portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies and primary care settings. Appointments will be booked three months (84 days) after a second dose as the province urgently expands booster eligibility to millions more individuals.


Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:

  • Media Release - COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Updated Process
  • GBHU COVID-19 Team continue with case and contact management, reporting, and responding to COVID-19 related calls. Contact tracing exceeds provincial targets with 100% of all cases contacted within 24 hours
  • GBHU Team continue to ensure essential public health activities not related to COVID-19


Provincial COVID-19 Data -



Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

Grey Bruce Health Unit

101 17th Street East

Owen Sound ON  N4K 0A5

Phone:  (519)376-9420,  Ext. 3940  Fax: (519)376-0605

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