The Porcupine Health Unit investigates and responds to all reportable diseases in our community.
If you are concerned that yourself or your child has an infectious disease, seek medical attention. If you have general questions about infectious diseases, contact us at 705-267-1181.
See a list of reportable diseases.
Information on the COVID-19 Assessment Centres.
Recommendations and guidelines for businesses to open and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Status of persons confirmed positive for COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit district.
Information and recommendations on purchasing and preparing food, food donations, and community resources to access food during COVID-19.
A number of downloadable information sheets and posters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information on common summertime activities during the COVID-19 pandemic to remain safe.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory infections like bronchitis, pneumonia or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection that originated in Wuhan, China. The first presumptive case of this virus in Ontario was identified on January 25, 2020.
The Ministry of Health provides guidelines for testing of individuals for COVID-19. Testing is prioritized for groups who are at risk of more severe disease or those who live or work in settings that are higher risk. Testing for COVID-19 is based on a clinical assessment of each person.
Information for local and international travellers.
Information on social circles, physical distancing, self-monitoring, self-isolation, caring for someone who is ill, and how to wear masks if required.