Porcupine Health Unit reports new COVID case
The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting one new COVID-19 case among residents in the health unit's coverage area. (File)
SUDBURY -- The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting one new COVID-19 case among residents in the health unit's coverage area.
Case No. 109 is someone on the James Bay/Hudson Bay area, the health unit said. The source of infection is under investigation and the person is currently self-isolating.
"If you are considered a close contact, you will be contacted directly," the health unit said. "If you are not contacted, you are not identified a close contact. Regardless of an announcement of a case, everyone is reminded to stay home if they have symptoms and get tested."
If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and complete the online COVID-19 Self-Assessment to determine your next steps.
If testing is required, seek testing through one of the assessment centres across Ontario. You can also call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-267-1181 or toll-free at 1-800-461-1818.
To reduce the risk of exposure, the health unit advises residents to continue to follow public health measures:
▪ Screen regularly for symptoms.
▪ Stay home and isolate if you have any symptoms.
▪ Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
▪ Sneeze and cough into your sleeve.
▪ Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
▪ Practise two metres physical distancing.
▪ Wear a mask in indoor public spaces.
▪ Wear a mask indoors and outdoors when physical distancing of two metres/six feet cannot be maintained with anyone outside your household.