Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) has issued a Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). This Order enables the Porcupine Health Unit to enforce self-isolation requirements for the groups of individuals to whom it applies. The Order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until the Medical Office of Health determines the Order is no longer required. Find more information about the Class Order and the frequently asked questions.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY:
The Porcupine Health Unit has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) at Pine Ridge Trailer Park in Timmins. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water.
See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
An update will be posted once the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for all those affected.
Effective Saturday, October 3, 2020, the government of Ontario announced a provincial order mandating the use of face coverings in all public indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces, with limited exemptions. The use of a face covering does not replace the need for other public health measures such as physical distancing, frequent hand hygiene, and staying home if unwell. See the page COVID-19: Non-Medical Masks and Face Coverings 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. Most in-person events, classes, home visits and community meetings are being cancelled, postponed or provided online until further notice. Please visit our COVID-19: Programs and Services page or call 1-800-461-1818 if you have any concerns or need further clarification.
Friday, March 5, 2021: The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is not reporting any confirmed cases among residents in the health unit area.
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The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is working with local school boards to support the implementation of the public health measures in accordance with the Guide to reopening Ontario’s schools issued by the Ministry of Education and approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario.
Information on the COVID-19 vaccines including their safety, frequently asked questions and pertinent resources.