The Hornepayne office of the Porcupine Health Unit is closed today, Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Please contact the main office at 1-800-461-1818 if you need to talk to us.
On Monday, January 3, 2022, in response to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, the Ontario government is temporarily moving the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen with modifications that take into account the province’s successful vaccination efforts. See the full announcement on the Ontario.ca website.
Due to a provincial vaccine supply issue, MODERNA is the ONLY vaccine available to adults aged 30 years and older.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY:
The Porcupine Health Unit has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) at Shillington Apartments (1037 Highway 577) in Shillington. 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.
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.
Instructions to Owners/Operators of facilities located in Porcupine Health Unit where organized sports are played and/or practiced indoors.
Monday, January 17, 2022: The PHU is reporting twenty (20) new COVID-19 cases and seventy-two (72) resolved cases among residents in the health unit area.
It’s time to get your flu shot. Book online or call us to pick the time that works for you!
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Book your vaccination appointment here! Find information on the COVID-19 vaccines including their safety, frequently asked questions and pertinent resources.
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.