Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region.

As of  Friday, August 7, 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.

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
1-866-797-0000

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
    • Chills
    • Headaches
    • Croup
    • 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.