Issued: Saturday, October 9, 2021
The Porcupine Health Unit is releasing information related to a positive case of COVID-19.
Through the investigation, they have learned that there was an exposure to the public related to the following travel:
Actions to take for potential exposure:
Those seated in rows 8 to 12 are advised to follow public health guidance:
If you are not fully vaccinated:
If you are fully vaccinated (you have received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to exposure dates noted above), and do not have an immunocompromising condition:
*Symptoms of COVID-19 include any of the following: fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, tiredness, and muscle aches and pain, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, abdominal pain, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, decreased or lack of appetite, headache and pink eye
The PHU is reminding everyone to follow all public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The safest options are to limit close contact to your own household members, stay home and do not attend work or school when ill, avoid non-essential travel, and remember to practise physical distancing, wear your mask, wash your hands and get vaccinated. Before leaving your home, continue to screen yourself for symptoms and practise COVID-safe behaviours.
For more information or if you have questions, please call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-360-4819 in Timmins or 1-800-461-1818 or your local health unit.