Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region.
|The total number of tests completed to date: 446|
As of Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 10 a.m. eastern standard time (this information is updated each day at approximately 10 a.m.)
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
Symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
- difficulty breathing
- sore throat/hoarse voice
- difficulty swallowing
- loss of sense of smell or taste
- muscle aches
- runny nose
- loss of appetite
- nausea or vomiting
For seniors, there are additional symptoms, including:
- delirium with no other obvious reason
- acute functional decline
- increased heart rate
- decreased blood pressure
For young children, additional symptoms include:
- lack of appetite
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.