There have been no new positive cases in the PHU area in the last 24 hours

As of today, the Health Unit has 29 confirmed cases, conducted 407 tests, 332 were negative, 47  are pending, and 5 have been resolved. The health unit added, that they are investigating a positive case at the Monteith Correctional Complex.  

**Porcupine Health Unit News Release**

An Emergency Alert was issued yesterday afternoon urging all Ontarians to stay home and only go out for absolute necessities, such as picking up groceries or medications.

Today locally, the Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 Information line is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..Call 705-267-1181 or toll free 1-800-461-1818.

Community transmission of COVID-19 is happening in our area.
* Stop the spread. COVID-19 can be deadly. The time to act is NOW.
* Everyone but essential workers need to stay home.
* Only go out if absolutely necessary to pick up groceries, prescriptions or go to a medical appointment.
* Ignoring self-isolation or physical distancing advice can have devastating effects and endanger lives.

We are asking community members to avoid unnecessary travel between communities and to other communities in Ontario with a high number of COVID-19 cases to reduce the spread of the virus.

Keep physically distant, but socially close. Stay home if you’re feeling ill. Wash your hands often. Stop the spread.

Stay home, stay well. We’re all in this together.