NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - As of midnight, March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19. This is mandatory. Individuals in this situation should seek services over the phone or internet or ask for help from friends, family, or neighbours with essential errands. Visit our COVID-19 Travel Page for more information.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some services at the Porcupine Health Unit are being scaled back to allow us to commit more resources to the response plan, and to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
The Porcupine Health Unit is currently employing their business continuity plan. Events, classes, home visits and community meetings have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. Please call 705-267-1181 or 1- 800-461-1818 if you have any concerns or for further clarification.
There is currently a shortage of the yellow fever vaccine in Canada.
Travellers should contact the Porcupine Health Unit well in advance to inquire about whether or not Yellow Fever vaccine is required. The Porcupine Health Unit will then be able to advise you on your options including possibly travelling out of town to receive the Yellow Fever vaccine.
Thursday, April 2, 2020: The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting two new COVID-19 cases among residents in the health unit area.
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