Manitoulin leaders encourage Islanders to think about getting a flu shot this fall

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MANITOULIN – The Manitoulin COVID-19 Leadership Co-ordination Committee met for its 14th session on Tuesday, September 22. 

As the upcoming flu season approaches, Island leaders encourage the citizens of Manitoulin to follow health authority advice and consider getting the flu shot, a press release following the meeting states. 

As schools have opened, First Nation and municipal leaders have noticed that internet connectivity has been sub-optimal, perhaps because of the use of internet for online learning and working from home. This has given leaders the opportunity to discuss the need for better internet access all over the Island. While this issue will take time to address, leaders are going to work together to tackle this issue. 

The committee also discussed current events such as the upcoming hunting season, Halloween, and the regional travel that is associated with those activities. More information will be distributed in weeks to come, but as always, citizens are encouraged to keep each other safe. 

The committee will continue to meet biweekly. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20.