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Notice :

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.

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Alert :

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for our area.  Whenever temperatures drop dramatically below normal, staying warm and safe can be challenging.
Read on to learn about the health effects of extreme cold.

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Notice :

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

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Notice :

Due to a provincial vaccine supply issue, MODERNA is the ONLY vaccine available to adults aged 30 years and older.

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Info :

Have you recently been exposed to COVID-19, had symptoms, or tested positive? Be aware that the guidance has changed. See our page Symptoms, Testing, Isolation for details.

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Alert :

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.

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Notice :

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.

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