Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of 5 p.m. (Friday, October 30th), there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the region and four resolved.

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.