Issued: Monday, May 3, 2021
The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting two new COVID-19 cases among residents in the health unit area. Public health will notify all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by public health, you are not considered a close contact. Regardless of an announcement of a case, everyone is reminded to stay home if they have symptoms and get tested.
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If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and complete the on-line COVID-19 Self-Assessment to determine your next steps.
If testing is required, seek testing through one of the assessment centres across Ontario. You can also call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-267-1181 or toll-free at 1-800-461-1818.
As of Thursday, April 8, 2021 the Government of Ontario has issued a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. This order is expected to be in place for at least four weeks.
Major restrictions currently in place include:
For a full list of restrictions, visit the Ministry of Ontario’s webpage.
Continue to follow the public health measures:
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.