**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE**


Daily COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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

The current number of confirmed positive cases is now 61, 9 of which remain active. As of yesterday, over 2308 COVID-19 tests have been completed in our region. For more information, visit phu.fyi/coronavirus.

As of yesterday, a small list of non-health care workplaces was granted permission to open by the Government of Ontario. Guidance regarding appropriate preventative measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 can be found here: https://bit.ly/3dm5xv4 . Business owners can call the health unit for further information or assistance.

The Five Ways of Well-Being can help you cope with these challenging times. To stay well and safe, be curious. Notice the beauty of nature, and the little things that surround you. Savour the moment. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Notice the feeling of the breeze on your skin or the sunshine on your face or the laughter of your child or the playfulness of your pet. Focus on your breath or the sounds around you. By taking notice of these experiences, you will appreciate what matters to you. Follow us on Facebook to learn some activities you can do to stay well and stay safe.

There are COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Smooth Rock Falls, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls and Hornepayne. Please note that you require an appointment. Call your primary care provider or the PHU. Our COVID-19 Information line is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call the toll-free number, 1-800-461-1818, or the PHU office in your community. See phu.fyi/offices for local contact numbers.

Take notice! Appreciate the simple things that give you joy.

Stay well. Stay home. Stay positive!

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