There have been no new positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area since May 10, 2020. The total number of confirmed positive cases is 65, 1 of which remains active.
If you are beginning to plan for a summer vacation, the health unit is encouraging people to stay close to home. If you decide to travel, be prepared for new requirements like health checks and face coverings on planes or the reduced number of seats available on passenger buses to help allow for physical distancing. You may also be subject to additional provincial or territorial public health measures at your final destination so be aware of the local situation and follow local public health advice. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's travel page.
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.
Continue with measures like physical distancing, wearing a face covering where physical distancing may be challenging, frequent handwashing and staying home when you are sick.
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 offices page for local contact numbers.
Stay home if you are not well. Stay safe. Stay positive!
This table was updated on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. It will be updated daily by 9:30 a.m.
|Total Tests Completed (of which PHU is aware)*||5,417|
|Number of cases**||65|
|Currently Under Investigation***||283|
*This number represents total tests and not persons tested.
**Number of confirmed cases to date, including resolved and deceased cases.
***Samples with testing in progress.
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 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.