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COVID-19 Outbreak Declared

Issued: Thursday, January 6, 2022

BULLETIN: Two COVID-19 Outbreaks Declared in the Porcupine Health Unit Area

Issued: Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Porcupine Health Unit is announcing that a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Foyer des Pionniers in Hearst and Extendicare in Timmins. The PHU is working closely with the homes to ensure ongoing measures are maintained to protect residents and staff. 

Affected individuals have been given individual guidance for monitoring, isolation and testing as appropriate. The health unit will continue to work with the homes to provide infection prevention and control assessments and support the implementation of enhanced public health measures as necessary. 

  • wear your mask properly;
  • wash your hands well; and
  • stay home and get tested if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild.