The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting 1 new COVID-19 case in the health unit area. The new case is a male is his 20s from Timmins and is currently self-isolating at home. The current number of confirmed positive cases is now 72, one of which remains active. For more information, visit phu.fyi/coronavirus.


As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 through evidence-based research and expert advice, we are becoming more aware of risk of transmission in different settings. COVID-19 spreads more easily in certain locations than others. These locations are: in crowded places (with many people nearby), in close contact settings (where people have close-range conversations) and in confined and enclosed spaces (areas with poor ventilation).


As a rule of thumb, we identify these places as the 3 C’s. The risk becomes higher in places where the 3 C’s overlap. This is important to know in order to reduce the chance of becoming infected, especially if you or someone you’re close to are at a higher risk to becoming ill. Remember that you are responsible for your own actions.


You can avoid the 3C’S by avoiding crowded places, limiting time in enclosed spaces, and when possible open windows and doors for ventilation. In addition, continue to follow the measures proven to reduce the risk of spread – physical distancing, hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, not touching your face, washing commonly touched surfaces, and wearing a non-medical mask or face covering when inside public spaces and outdoors if physical distancing is a challenge.


Our COVID-19 Information line is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 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.

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