Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. The COVID-19 Response Framework (colour-coded zones) is paused during this time. The Stay-at-Home order is in place until at least May 19, 2021.
Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. additional measures regarding gatherings, reducing retail capacity limits, and all non-essential workplaces in the construction sector was enforced.
As of Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. travel from Manitoba or Quebec into Ontario is restricted.
Find more details on these announcements and COVID-19 public health measures on the Ontario website.
Vaccination Update: The Porcupine Health Unit has now expanded their clinics to offer vaccines to Essential Workers Who Cannot Work from Home as part of the province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan - Phase 2. Vaccines are also available to individuals who are 40 years and older. To learn more about who is eligible in Phase 2, visit the Phase 2 priority groups page. 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.
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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.
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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home order effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.