To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Porcupine Health Unit recommends that all residents limit non-essential travel outside your community. Examples of essential travel include medical/health related reasons, and/or work related for essential employees.
If you do have essential travel needs outside the district, and have COVID-19 symptoms when you return, please self-isolate immediately, and call your primary care provider, the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-267-1181 or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 for additional screening.
These measures will help stop the community spread of COVID-19 in our district.
At this time, the government of Ontario states that only those returning from international travel must self-isolate for 14 days upon their return.
The Government of Canada is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Canada and in other countries.
As of midnight, March 25, 2020, an Emergency Order under the Government of Canada’s Quarantine Act requires that all travellers returning from outside of Canada by air, sea or land self-isolate for 14 days.
For travellers who have returned from anywhere outside of Canada:
On April 14th, the Government of Canada updated the mandatory requirements for travellers entering Canada. Whether or not travellers have symptoms, and for those who cannot isolate in a place where they would not be in contact with people who are vulnerable, such as adults aged 65 years or over and people with pre-existing medical conditions, the requirements are:
Learn about travel advisories on the Government of Canada travel page.
Check the listed exposure locations to see if you may have been exposed to COVID-19.