For additional epidemiological information, see the weekly Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 Epidemiology Update.
The table above is pulled from the active Case and Contact Management system and is current as of the morning of day last updated. Like with other active sources of information, there may be some fluctuation in numbers from day to day as a result of case investigation and follow-up.
The number of Variants of Concern (VOCs) is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Please note that the predominant VOC in our area is B.1.1.7 and the number of cases with a VOC is likely under reported due to testing criteria.
Clinic bookings are now available for first doses of the vaccine to all individuals 12 years and older. Youth who are 12 to 17 years of age at the time of vaccination need to book their appointment in a COVID-19 Pfizer clinic. For a list of available clinics in the health unit region or to book an appointment, visit our Vaccine Page.
The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting three (3) confirmed cases and zero (0) resolved case among residents in the health unit area. Two (2) cases are in Timmins and one (1) case is in the James Bay and Hudson Bay region. Visit phu.fyi/covid-cases for more information about confirmed cases in the PHU region.
The COVID-19 infection can be more serious in pregnancy therefore, the vaccine can protect you from serious illness. Also, research shows that antibodies formed after getting the COVID-19 vaccine can transfer to the baby, protecting them as well. If you are still not sure or have questions, talk to your health care provider!
Clinic bookings and drop-in clinics are now available for first doses and second doses of the vaccine to all individuals 12 years and older. Youth who are 12 to 17 years of age at the time of vaccination need to book their appointment or drop-in a COVID-19 Pfizer clinic. For a list of available clinics in the health unit region or to book an appointment.
Our COVID-19 information line is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 705-360-4819 or the toll-free number, 1-800-461-1818.
Book your vaccination appointment here! Find information on the COVID-19 vaccines including their safety, frequently asked questions and pertinent resources.
Find information and answers to frequently asked questions on the COVID-19 variants of concern.
Orders and Instructions issued by the Porcupine Health Unit as part of our COVID-19 response.
Local information on the number of tests completed, the status of confirmed COVID-19 cases, epidemiological summaries and privacy considerations when reporting.
Information on symptoms, assessment centres, being tested, how long to self-isolate and additional testing FAQs.
Find information on how the virus spreads, our public health measures like wearing a mask, hand hygiene and physical distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting.
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.
We have all experienced significant changes to our lifestyles and our daily routines. Find information on travel, mental and physical health, winter activities and emergency food access.
What to expect prior to and during a visit, and 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.