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COVID-19 Information & Notes About Self-Isolation

Symptoms can range from mild to severe

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
  • Chills
  • Headaches
  • Croup
  • Pink Eye
  • Multisystem inflammatory vasculitis in children

Public Service Announcement

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.


If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, call the phone number for your community.

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.

Moose Factory
Call the Moose Factory Health Centre
705-658-4220 between
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Telehealth Ontario
after hours and weekends

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