Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As of 5 p.m. (Monday, January 18th), there are no active case of COVID-19 in the region.
If you think you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, use this self-assessment tool to help determine if you need further assistance.
Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Peawanuck and Moosonee:
Call the Porcupine Health Unit’s branch in Moosonee
1-705-336-2294 x 326
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Call the Moose Factory Health Centre
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
after hours and weekends
All staff, patients, and visitors must wear a surgical mask when entering all WAHA facilities.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
- Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever (temperature of 37.8°C or greater)
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
Other symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of a sense of smell
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
- Runny nose, or nasal congestion – in absence of an underlying reason for these symptoms such
Atypical symptoms can include:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Delirium (acutely altered mental status and inattention)
- Unexplained or increased number of falls
- A chronic conditions become worse
- Pink Eye
- Multisystem inflammatory vasculitis in children
Listen to public service announcement features on Wawatay regarding COVID-19 in English.
Listen to public service announcement features on Wawatay regarding COVID-19 in Cree.
What can I do as a community member?
- Wash your hands often, if you’re sick stay home, avoid large gatherings and avoid non-essential travel outside of your community and your region.
- If you are sick with “cold” symptoms, please do not go the emergency department. The emergency department is for emergencies only!
- If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, please call the phone number for your community listed above and they will determine whether or not you need testing.
- Screening and testing are being done in the community to reduce the spread of the virus. If you will be or have been tested please self-isolate, this means staying home!
- If you are concerned that you may have the virus and are feeling extremely ill, go to your nearest emergency department or call 911/local emergency services.
- Have your health cards ready in case you or a family member needs to be screened at home.