We’re going to be getting bitterly cold temperatures in the next couple of days. The Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit wants you to put on the extra layers. Hazard/Vector Borne Disease Coordinator Lori Holmes says with these temps plummeting well below zero, you are at higher risk for frostbite or hypothermia.

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You need to make sure you cover any exposed skin before heading outdoors. Holmes says in extremely cold conditions, your skin will freeze quickly.

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People also at risk are those who work outside. Meanwhile, it’s not only important to dress in multiple layers, you need to be prepared for travel as well.

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Holmes says you should also check in on your neighbour, especially if they are sick or elderly. Click here for more information on outdoor safety.