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.
Effective Saturday, October 3, 2020, the government of Ontario announced a provincial order mandating the use of face coverings in all public indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces, with limited exemptions. The use of a face covering does not replace the need for other public health measures such as physical distancing, frequent hand hygiene, and staying home if unwell.
What to expect prior to and during a visit, as well as what programs and services are currently being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information on keeping the privacy and confidentiality of individuals and communities when reporting cases.
A number of downloadable information sheets and posters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.