COVID-19

  • Our region continues to have NO reported cases of Covid 19.

    Latest news as of Friday, August 7, 2020 are as follows: Cochrane, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Nipissing and Parry Sound, Algoma District and North East LHIN Updates: There have been no new cases of COVID reported in the past 24 hours for all districts. The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) region has no new reported…

  • Positive Covid 19 case reported at Kirkland Lake Gold- Detour Lake Mine Site

    Source: The Porcupine Health Unit Published as of Friday, August 7th, 2020 The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is investigating a positive COVID result for an employee from Detour Lake Mine, Cochrane, Ontario. The individual is currently being monitored by the PHU and is in self-isolation at home while the investigation continues. The PHU has already…

  • COVID-19 Community Update: Pandemic Projections for James Bay and Hudson Bay region

    Countries and communities around the world are seeing the benefit of strictly following social/physical distancing guidelines. This is true for our region as well. The quick decision-making by Chiefs and Councils to implement social/physical distancing measures is part of the reason we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region yet. WAHA is working…

  • COVID-19 Community Update: Staff screening procedures

    There have recently been some questions regarding staff travelling to the region from other areas of the province, as well as questions about our process for screening these professionals to ensure the safety of our communities. Together with our team in Human Resources, the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) has taken significant steps to balance…

  • COVID-19 Community Update: NEW COVID-19 Information Phone Numbers

    As of March 31, 2020, we have updated the phone numbers for reporting symptoms and asking questions. Due to a high volume of calls to the Porcupine Health Unit, we have established new numbers for our region. If you have questions about COVID-19 or symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call the public…

  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region

    As of 7:30 p.m. today (March 28, 2020) there are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the James Bay and Hudson Bay region. If this should change we will notify all of the communities we serve.  We are in regular contact with each community’s Chief and Health Director and other local, provincial and federal partners …

  • COVID-19 Community Update: Urgent Care Clinics replace regular out-patient clinics until further notice

    As of March 18, 2020, our regular appointment clinics are closed until further notice. However, we will continue to provide care for emergency and medically urgent dental, medical and mental health concerns. Until further notice, our emergency rooms in Moosonee, Moose Factory, Fort Albany and Attawapiskat are ONLY for emergencies, such as: Chest pain Difficulty…

  • COVID-19 Community Update: Visitor Access Restricted & Non-Urgent Medical Appointments Cancelled

    As of 2:30 p.m. today (March 13, 2020) we have implemented a no visitors rule in our inpatient units/rooms unless directly involved in patient care, i.e. family caregivers, at all of our sites. As well, all non-urgent medical appointments south of Moosonee and Moose Factory are being cancelled/postponed effective immediately. Medically necessary appointments  Appointments will…

  • Community Bulletin: WAHA cancels all work-related travel in response to COVID-19

    Dear Community Members: We are taking the extra precautionary steps to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in our region in response to the case of COVID-19 confirmed today in Sudbury. As of today, all staff work-related travel is canceled unless it is medically necessary until further notice. We are also working with our management…

  • COVID-19 Community Update # 4

    The first case of COVID-19 in northern Ontario has been confirmed. At this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region (James Bay and Hudson Bay region). The person was diagnosed in Sudbury after attending the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2020 Convention in Toronto on March 2 & 3,…