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Potential Public Exposure to COVID-19 Related to Travel

Issued: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Porcupine Health Unit is releasing information related to a potential risk exposure to the public related to the following travel:

Monday, April 26, 2021 – Ontario Northland train, scheduled departure time 5:00 p.m., from Moosonee to Cochrane, especially those seated in coach 2. The passengers in this coach must self-isolate immediately and call their local public health unit.

Other travellers are directed to self-monitor. If you are experiencing symptoms, self-isolate at home and call the Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 Information Line at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818 or your local public health unit.

An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.

Symptoms include:

Typical Symptoms Atypical Symptoms
Fever Unexplained fatigue or malaise
New or worsening cough Muscle aches
Shortness of breath Delirium
Loss of sense of smell or taste Unexplained or increased number of falls
Sore throat/hoarse voice Acute functional decline
Difficulty swallowing Exacerbation of current chronic conditions
Runny nose or nasal congestion Chills
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain Headaches

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and seek testing through one of the assessment centres across Ontario. You can also call the Porcupine Health Unit in Timmins at 705-360-4819 or toll-free at 1-800-461-1818.

We all play a role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Continue to follow public health measures:

  • stay home and isolate if you have any symptoms
  • practice 2 metres physical distancing
  • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • wear a mask in indoor public spaces
  • wear a mask indoors and outdoors when physical distancing of 2 metres/6 feet cannot be maintained.