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.
It’s time to get your flu shot. Book online or call us to pick the time that works for you!
Wednesday, December 2, 2020: The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting one confirmed COVID-19 case among residents in Timmins.
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Find information on holiday celebrations, workplace parties, visits and photos with Santa, travelling home for the holidays, gift exchanges, charity drives and outdoor holiday activities.
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.