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
 Positive: 0
 Negative: 374
 Pending: 72

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.

Due to a high volume of calls to the Porcupine Health Unit, we have new phone numbers by 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

Symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • sore throat/hoarse voice
  • difficulty swallowing
  • loss of sense of smell or taste
  • fatigue
  • muscle aches
  • runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhea
  • nausea or vomiting

For seniors, there are additional symptoms, including:

  • chills
  • delirium with no other obvious reason
  • falls
  • acute functional decline
  • increased heart rate
  • decreased blood pressure

For young children, additional symptoms include:

  • sluggishness
  • 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.