“Try to limit travel” despite the lifting of measures – PHU


Porcupine Health Unit on Pine Street South in Timmins

This week, the provincial government has given a new direction to summer day camps, stating that certain summer day camps are allowed to operate during the months of July and August 2020. However, night camps are still prohibited operating this summer.The Porcupine Health Unit shared this information on its website on Sunday, as well as its daily update of local statistics regarding COVID-19 tests and results in this area.

Sunday marked the 27th consecutive day that there have been no new positive cases in the PHU-supervised district.

There have been no new positive cases in the PHU area since May 10.

The total number of confirmed positive cases in this area is still 65, one of which remains active.

Since January, 5,506 COVID-19 tests have been carried out by the health unit in this area. Health officials were still awaiting the results of 307 of them on Sunday.

The health unit also noted that the Province of Ontario has lifted restrictions on short-term vacation rental facilities, including lodges, cottages, cottages, houses, condominiums and lodges tourist. They were allowed to resume operations in Ontario from midnight Friday.

However, the PHU recommended that residents consider staying close to their homes despite the measures lifted.

“The Porcupine Health Unit recommends that all residents try to limit travel and stay close to home, taking advantage of the many attractions available in our own area,” she said on her website.


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