THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES

Risk Level to Canadians:
There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians: aged 65 and over, individuals with weakened immune systems, and individuals with underlying medical conditions.  There are also increased health risks for Canadian travellers abroad.  Because of these risks, the Government of Canada advises you to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.  This includes cruise ships.

Status of Cases in our District:
A list of confirmed positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit district and their current status are available on the PHU COVID-19 page.

Testing Status:
Due to the volume of testing across the province, current turnaround time is 4 – 6 business days from when the specimen is received by the laboratory.

Health Unit News:

June 12 – Daily update – no new cases
June 11 – Daily update – no new cases
June 10 – Daily update –  no new cases
June 9 – Daily update – no new cases
June 8 – Daily update – no new cases
June 4 – Daily update – no new cases
June 1 – Daily update – no new cases
May 27 – Daily update – no new cases
May 22 – Daily update – no new cases
May 21 – Daily update – no new cases
May 20 – Daily update – no new cases
May 17 – Daily update – no new cases
May 16 – Daily update – no new cases
May 13 – Daily update – 1 new case
May 10 – Daily update – no new cases
May 9 – Daily update – no  new cases
May 8 – Bulletin – 1 new case
May 7 – Daily update – 1 new case
May 6 – Daily update – 1 new case
May 5 – Daily update – no new cases
May 4 – Daily update – 1 new case
May 2 – Daily update – no new cases
May 1 – Daily update – no new cases
April 30 – Bulletin – 1 new case
April 28 – Daily update – 1 new case
April 27 – Daily update – no new cases
April 25 – Daily update – 2 new cases
April 23 – Bulletin – 1 New Case
April 22 – Daily update – 4 New Cases
April 21 – Daily update – no new positive cases in 24 hours
April 17 – Daily update – 4 New Cases
April 11 – Bulletin – Cases 38 and 39
April 10 – Three New Cases
April 4 – Bulletin – Case 29
April 3 – Media Releases – First and Second death related to COVID-19
April 3 – Bulletin – New Cases of COVID-19
April 1 – Bulletin:  New cases of COVID-19
March 31 – Notice – Cochrane COVID-19 Assessment Centre
March 31 – Bulletin:  New positive cases of COVID-19
March 27 – Media Release: Now 10 cases of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit; Seventh case of  COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit
March 25 – Media Release: Sixth case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit
March 23 – Media Release: Second and Third cases of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit

Status of Cases in Ontario:
The Ministry of Health updates their website every weekday at 10:30 am and 5:30 p.m. EST with the most up-to-date information on the status of cases in Ontario.

When to Call the Health Unit:
If you develop a fever, cough, and/or have difficulty breathing AND within 14 days have traveled to an impacted area OR, had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, OR close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to an impacted area – isolate yourself from others immediately and call the Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19
Info Line at 1-800-461-1818 extension 2919.
• Available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
• Callers can leave messages and PHU staff will call back within 24 hours.
• At times, call volumes are high, and your patience is appreciated.

Self-assessment tool:
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment tool can help you determine if you need to seek further care.

Risk Level to Canadians:
There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians: aged 65 and over, individuals with weakened immune systems, and individuals with underlying medical conditions.  There are also increased health risks for Canadian travellers abroad.  Because of these risks, the Government of Canada advises you to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.  This includes cruise ships.

Status of Cases in our District:
A list of confirmed positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit district and their current status are available on the PHU COVID-19 page.

Testing Status:
Due to the volume of testing across the province, current turnaround time is 4 – 6 business days from when the specimen is received by the laboratory.

Health Unit News:

May 29 – Daily update – no new cases
May 28 – Daily update – no new cases
May 27 – Daily update – no new cases
May 22 – Daily update –  no new cases
May 21 – Daily update – no new cases
May 20 – Daily update – no new cases
May 17 – Daily update – no new cases
May 16 – Daily update – no new cases
May 13 – Daily update – 1 new case
May 10 – Daily update – no new cases
May 9 – Daily update – no  new cases
May 8 – Bulletin – 1 new case
May 7 – Daily update – 1 new case
May 6 – Daily update – 1 new case
May 5 – Daily update – no new cases
May 4 – Daily update – 1 new case
May 2 – Daily update – no new cases
May 1 – Daily update – no new cases
April 30 – Bulletin – 1 new case
April 28 – Daily update – 1 new case
April 27 – Daily update – no new cases
April 25 – Daily update – 2 new cases
April 23 – Bulletin – 1 New Case
April 22 – Daily update – 4 New Cases
April 21 – Daily update – no new positive cases in 24 hours
April 17 – Daily update – 4 New Cases
April 11 – Bulletin – Cases 38 and 39
April 10 – Three New Cases
April 4 – Bulletin – Case 29
April 3 – Media Releases – First and Second death related to COVID-19
April 3 – Bulletin – New Cases of COVID-19
April 1 – Bulletin:  New cases of COVID-19
March 31 – Notice – Cochrane COVID-19 Assessment Centre
March 31 – Bulletin:  New positive cases of COVID-19
March 27 – Media Release: Now 10 cases of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit; Seventh case of  COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit
March 25 – Media Release: Sixth case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit
March 23 – Media Release: Second and Third cases of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit

Status of Cases in Ontario:
The Ministry of Health updates their website every weekday at 10:30 am and 5:30 p.m. EST with the most up-to-date information on the status of cases in Ontario.

When to Call the Health Unit:
If you develop a fever, cough, and/or have difficulty breathing AND within 14 days have traveled to an impacted area OR, had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, OR close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to an impacted area – isolate yourself from others immediately and call the Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19
Info Line at 1-800-461-1818 extension 2919.
• Available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
• Callers can leave messages and PHU staff will call back within 24 hours.
• At times, call volumes are high, and your patience is appreciated.

Self-assessment tool:
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment tool can help you determine if you need to seek further care.

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