The sexual health clinic will be closed until further notice.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY:
The Town of Hearst has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective June 1, 2020. The advisory affects the specific residents of Hearst. 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. 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.
The Porcupine Health Unit has recently received reports from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, of possible blue-green algae blooms in Remi Lake, Moonbeam.
The Porcupine Health Unit advises people using lakes and rivers at this 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 precaution.
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.
Friday, June 5, 2020: There have been no new positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area since May 10, 2020. The total number of confirmed positive cases is 65, 1 of which remains active.
The OSDCP is a new publicly-funded program for seniors. If eligible, seniors will be able to access free dental care.
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