There have been no new positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area since June 21, 2020. The current number of confirmed positive cases is now 67, one of which remains active.
It’s important to support our local farmers. If you are planning to shop at a farmer’s market this weekend, be aware that it is not business as usual. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health measures are in place to protect the health and safety of everyone. Wash your hands before you begin shopping, if you handle cash, cough, sneeze, blow your nose or touch your face and again when your finish shopping. While shopping, try to make your purchases as quickly as you can. Do not touch the products. Remember to practice physical distancing. Keep a 2-metre (6 feet) space between you and others or wear a mask if this is not possible. Do not attend the market if you have symptoms.
Any PHU resident who feels they need a test for COVID-19, even if they don't have symptoms, can go for testing at an assessment centre. Call your health care provider or the health unit to access testing. Remember that the test only tells you if you have COVID-19 at that particular time you were tested. The test will not tell you if you’ve had COVID-19 before and does not mean that you won’t be exposed after the test; therefore, continue following the public health measures.
Our COVID-19 Information line is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call the toll-free number, 1-800-461-1818 or the PHU office in your community. See our office listings for local contact numbers.
Stay home if you have symptoms. Stay safe.
This table was updated on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 9:45 a.m. It will be updated Monday to Friday by 10:30 a.m.
|Total Tests Completed (of which PHU is aware)*||7,912|
|Number of cases**||67|
* This number represents total tests and not persons tested.
** Number of confirmed cases to date, including resolved and deceased cases.
*** Number of recovered cases plus the number of deceased cases.
Confirmed cases in the Porcupine Health Unit area and their current status are listed on our COVID-19 Cases page.
For additional epidemiological information, see the weekly Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 Epidemiology Update.
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.
Information on social circles, physical distancing, self-monitoring, self-isolation, caring for someone who is ill, and how to wear masks if required.
Recommendations and guidelines for businesses to open and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Information and recommendations on purchasing and preparing food, food donations, and community resources to access food during COVID-19.
Information on common summertime activities during the COVID-19 pandemic to remain safe.
Information for local and international travellers.
Status of persons confirmed positive for COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit district.
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 on the COVID-19 Assessment Centres.
A number of downloadable information sheets and posters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.