What is self-isolation?

Self-isolation helps prevent the spread of the virus. You must isolate yourself from others if you have COVID-19 symptoms, even if you are fully-vaccinated. You may also need to self-isolate if you have been exposed to COVID-19.  Self-isolation means that you do not leave your home unless absolutely necessary, such as to seek medical care. 

 

A Section 22 class order is currently in place for certain individuals. This order enables the Timiskaming Health Unit to enforce self-isolation requirements. To see who the order applies to, click here.

How can I get my test results?

To see your results, visit the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 Test Results webpage.

If you cannot access your results online, call the Assessment Centre where you were tested.

  • Temiskaming Shores and area – 705-648-1844 
  • Englehart and area – 705-568-2127
  • Kirkland Lake and area – 705-568-2127 
  • Temagami and area – 705-569-3244

What can I do while self-isolating?

  • Stay in your home.
  • Obtain services over the phone or online and ask for help from others if needed.
  • Order grocery or pharmacy delivery or ask someone to pick them up for you. Contact Timiskaming Connections at connect@timiskaminghu.com or 1-866-747-4305, Ext. 2278 if you need help.
  • Open a window for fresh air. If you have a private entrance, you may go outside on your personal property.
  • Use the phone or internet to connect with family or friends.

What can I NOT do while self-isolating?

  • No visitors, except those considered essential (for example, health care workers).
  • No grocery shopping in the store or at curbside pickup.
  • Do not return to work or other activities.
  • Do not go for a drive or a walk outside of your property.

Resources:

 

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