The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting one new case. The individual from the James and Hudson Bay region is within the age range of 20 to 39 years and is in self-isolation. At this time, the current number of confirmed positive cases is now 81, seven of which remain active.

Be a safe shopper and protect yourself while in stores. Keep a 2-metre distance from others, sanitize your hands and wear a face-covering. Limit the number of trips you make to the store and use contactless method of payment if possible. If at high risk of getting ill, shop at low peak-times or have a family member or friend do errands for you. Buy affordable, nutritious foods that can last a long time in your fridge or pantry. You can plan meals around these foods, which might help you go to the grocery store less often.

For those who can, remember that donating your time, money or supplies during this time of need is very appreciated. The COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for many of us in a variety of ways. For many families, it has impacted income and thus leading to food insecurity.

There are community resources available if you need help getting food. Visit our Food Security Services webpage to find more information on grocery shopping during the pandemic, as well as a list of community services that you have access to. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to get connected to services.

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 our office listings for local contact numbers.

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