The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting one confirmed COVID-19 case among residents in the Timmins region. More information about confirmed cases in the PHU region.
It’s important to find some time for fun but we have to do it safely. This year is unlike any other and we can’t take any chances. As much as we would like to spend time with your colleagues and friends, we must do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. The safest way is to celebrate Christmas this year is limit contact with those outside own households.
Protect your loved ones and community members by considering a virtual Christmas office party rather than an in person gathering. Challenge colleagues to a virtual ugly Christmas sweater contest, share lunch via online platforms or a virtual gift exchange.
Remember to wear a face covering if you’re unable to maintain a 2-metre distance, frequently wash your hands and stay home if you have symptoms. Working together, we can successfully have a Healthy Holiday.
Our COVID-19 Information line is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the toll-free number, 1-800-461-1818 or the PHU office in your community, see local contact numbers.
This table was updated on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. It will be updated Monday to Friday by 10:30 a.m.
|Total Tests Completed*||43,581|
|Number of cases**||107|
|Out of region cases||0|
*Of which PHU is aware. Data has a 2-day lag and is extracted from the Ministry.
**Number of confirmed cases to date, including resolved and deceased cases.
***Number of recovered cases plus the number of deceased cases.
Testing data includes testing from community assessment centres and other health care settings, as well as targeted surveillance initiatives, such as in long-term care homes. Data is current with a 2-day lag.
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.
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.
Status of persons confirmed positive for COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit district.
Information on keeping the privacy and confidentiality of individuals and communities when reporting cases.
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.
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.
Recommendations and guidelines for businesses to open and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Information on social gatherings and common winter activities during the COVID-19 pandemic to remain safe.
Find information on holiday celebrations, workplace parties, visits and photos with Santa, travelling home for the holidays, gift exchanges, charity drives and outdoor holiday activities.
Information for local and international travellers.
Information and recommendations on purchasing and preparing food, food donations, and community resources to access food during COVID-19.
Information on hand hygiene, physical distancing, self-monitoring, self-isolation, and caring for someone who is ill.
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.
A number of downloadable information sheets and posters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.