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Potential Low Risk Exposure to COVID-19 Related to Travel

Issued: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Porcupine Health Unit is advising the public of a potential low risk public exposure to COVID-19. 

Through the investigation, they have learned that there may have been a potential low risk exposure to the public related to the following travel:

  • Monday, November 8, 2021 – Ontario Northland Polar Bear Express, scheduled departure time 9:00 a.m., from Cochrane to Moosonee, especially those seated in coach #3.

Actions to take:

Any individual who was present on the date and time listed above is advised to follow public health guidance:

*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.