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.
Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), has issued instructions to Owners/Operators of facilities located in Porcupine Health Unit where organized sports are played and/or practiced indoors, in regards to activities related to organized sports, effective October 14, 2021.
See the Orders & Instructions page for details.
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.
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.
Book your appointment now for our December 1st clinic in Timmins.
Instructions to Owners/Operators of facilities located in Porcupine Health Unit where organized sports are played and/or practiced indoors.
Friday, November 26, 2021: The PHU is reporting five (5) new COVID-19 cases and two (2) resolved cases among residents in the health unit area.
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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.