Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) has issued a Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). This Order enables the Porcupine Health Unit to enforce self-isolation requirements for the groups of individuals to whom it applies. The Order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until the Medical Office of Health determines the Order is no longer required. Find more information about the Class Order and the frequently asked questions.
The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is not reporting any confirmed cases among residents in the health unit area. Visit phu.fyi/covid-cases for more information about confirmed cases in the PHU region.
The PHU area will remain in the Orange – Restrict framework. To learn what this means for you, your family, or your business, visit Ontario's website.
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. See phu.fyi/offices for local contact numbers.
This table was updated on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. It will be updated Monday to Friday by 10:30 a.m.
|Total Tests Completed*||73,456|
|Number of cases**||
|Out of region cases||0|
*Of which PHU is aware. Data has a 2-day lag and is extracted from the Ministry of Health VA Tool.
**Number of confirmed cases to date, including active, out of region, and resolved.
***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.
To further protect our district from COVID-19, the Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit has issued a Class Order under Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act. Effective February 26, 2021, the Order allows the Porcupine Health Unit to enforce self-isolation requirements for certain individuals.
Find information and answers to frequently asked questions on the COVID-19 variants of concern.
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.
Information on the COVID-19 vaccines including their safety, frequently asked questions and pertinent resources.
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, 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.