BOIL WATER ADVISORY:
Fushimi Provincial Park has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective August 27, 2021. Patrons 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.
Hepatitis infections linked to frozen mangoes
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning for various frozen mangoes sold under various brands.
Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
If you suspect you have been exposed to recalled product, or have symptoms consistent for Hepatitis A (fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and the skin), see your health care provider immediately or contact the Porcupine Health Unit.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY:
The City of Timmins 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.
VACCINATION UPDATE: Clinic bookings are now available for first and second doses of the vaccine to all individuals 12 years and older. Youth who are 12 to 17 years of age at the time of vaccination need to book their appointment in a COVID-19 Pfizer clinic. For a list of available clinics in the health unit region or to book an appointment, visit our Vaccine Page.
Please note the following office closures for today:
Please contact the main office at 1-800-461-1818 if you need to talk to us. Note that if you are calling an office that is closed, your message will automatically be transferred to the Timmins office.
The Porcupine Health Unit has recently received reports from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, of possible blue-green algae blooms at
The Porcupine Health Unit advises people using lakes and rivers at these and any location to be on the lookout for algal blooms. If you see green water or scum near your property or water intake line, take precautions.
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.
As of August 28, 2021, our COVID-19 Intake Line will be closed on the weekends. If you call when the line is closed, please leave a message and your call will be returned when the line reopens. In the meantime, you may find your answer on our website at phu.fyi/coronavirus.
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Thursday, September 16, 2021: The PHU is reporting three (3) new COVID-19 cases and zero (0) resolved cases among residents in the health unit area.
Instructions issued Wednesday, June 23, 2021, and taking effect on Friday, June 25, 2021, across the Porcupine Health Unit area.
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