COVID-19

Still looking to book your vaccine?


Clinics available on Manitoulin.

 

The following clinics are accepting same day bookings for today, Tuesday December 7th:

 

M’Chigeeng Community Complex, 94 ON-551, 10 am to 6 pm:
  • mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty (pediatric dose available) and Moderna Spikevax 
Assiginack Public School, Manitowaning, 3:30 – 6:30 pm:
  • mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty (pediatric dose available)

 

Appointments can be made on the provincial online booking system at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine and through the local Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ booking centre at 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505). The call centre is open Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and is closed on statutory holidays

 

The Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team in Little Current is hosting vaccine clinics in partnership with the Assiginack Family Health Team on Wednesdays in December. The clinics will start at 1 p.m. with booked appointments in Little Current (mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech). No walk-ins. To book an appointment, call 705.368.2450.

 

 

 

Public Health Sudbury & Districts advises of a potential high-risk public exposure to COVID-19 at the Sheguiandah Roundhouse and Community Centre

 

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising the public of a potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19, specifically for anyone who attended a private gathering at Sheguiandah Roundhouse and Community Centre in Sheguiandah, Ontario, on Manitoulin Island, from November 27 to 29, 2021.

 
Actions to take for potential exposure:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, anyone who was present on the date and time listed in the potential exposure above is advised to immediately self-isolate and seek testing at a local assessment centre as this exposure is linked to a breakthrough case (fully vaccinated individual) (PDF).

  • COVID-19 testing appointments can be arranged through the Manitoulin Health Centre Assessment Centre (open Monday to Friday) by calling 705.368.2300 and (705) 377-5311 during regular business hours.


Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reminding everyone to follow public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including the more transmissible variants of concern. Though no single measure on its own is 100% perfect, wearing a mask and ensuring you are fully vaccinated will reduce your risk of contracting or experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms.

 

By using many layers of protection against COVID-19 you lower your risks of getting or spreading COVID-19. The safest options are to limit close contact to your own household members, stay home and do not attend work or school when ill, work from home if possible, avoid non-essential travel, and remember to practise physical distancing, wear your mask, and wash your hands. For all outings, continue to screen yourself for symptoms and practise COVID-safe behaviours.

 

For a list of low-risk COVID-19 exposures in the community, visit phsd.ca/COVID-19/data

 

For more information or if you have questions, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

 

 

Increased Assessment Centre Hours


To address the increase in COVID-19 cases and exposure, MHC has expanded the hours for the Assessment Centre in Little Current beside the Emergency Department, as well as increasing booking clerk hours to field messages on the COVID line.

 

Friday, November 12 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Monday, November 15 - 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 16 - 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 17 - 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 18 - 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

 

Appointments available only upon booking. Please call 705-368-2300 or 705-377-5311 to book your appointment.

 

Please be patient as we are experiencing a high volume of calls. If you've left a message, someone will call you back as soon as possible.

 

Please note, Ontarians should only seek an appointment at the Assessment Centre if you are:

 

Showing COVID-19 symptoms;

  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app;
  • A resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit; and
  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

Asymptomatic individuals without known high-risk exposures and not part of outbreak investigations, but from certain populations may be considered for screening testing.

 

Eligible individuals include:

  1. Workers (including support workers), visitors (including caregivers) and government inspectors of long-term care homes
  2. Temporary Foreign Workers
  3. Individuals who identify as Indigenous
  4. Residents in homeless shelters
  5. Individuals, and one accompanying caregiver, with written prior approval for out-of country medical services from the General Manager, OHIP
  6. Individuals who are travelling into remote/isolated First Nation and Indigenous communities for work purposes

 

 

Assessment Centre Booking Guidelines

 

September 13, 2021

 

THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

  • Monday –  8:30 am - 1 pm 
  • Tuesday – 8:30 am - 7:30 pm 
  • Thursday –  8:30 am - 7:30 pm

 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Paramedicine COVID community response team can provide home swabbing by referral, all bookings are completed through MHC.

 

Manitoulin Health Centre Assessment Centre  

Call 705-368-2300 or 705-377-5311, ext. #1278, seven days a week between to book your appointment. Messages left after hours are retrieved the next day, seven days a week..  

 

Testing for COVID-19 is based on a clinical assessment of each person. The priority as a health system is for testing to inform clinical and public health management.

 

Testing is also available at Noojmowin Teg Health Centre.

To book an appointment: Call (705) 368-2182 and PRESS 2 when prompted.

 

TESTING IS AVAILABLE FOR:

  • All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms.
  • People who are asymptomatic and are contacts of a confirmed case.
  • Asymptomatic workers and residents at specific outbreak sites may be considered for testing at the direction of Public Health.
  • Asymptomatic individuals from certain high-risk populations may be considered for testing. This includes workers and residents of high-risk settings such as long-term care homes, visitors of long-term care homes, workers and residents of homeless shelters and other congregate settings.

 

LOOKING FOR A RAPID COVID-19 TEST?

 

COVID-19 Assessment Centre
(White House beside the Little Current Emergency Department)

 

  • Monday –  8:30 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday – 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thursday –  8:30 am - 7:30 pm

 

Please call 705-368-2300 or 705-377-5311, ext. #1278 to book your appointment.

 

   

Symptomatic

Individuals with at least one symptom can be tested at the assessment centre.

 

COMMON SYMPTOMS

 

  • Fever - 37.8 C or greater
  • Cough - that is new or worsening (continuous, more than usual if chronic cough) not related to other known causes or conditions
  • Shortness of breath - dyspnea, out of breath, unable to breathe deeply, wheeze, that is worse than usual if chronically short of breath

 

Other symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

 

  • Sore throat - painful swallowing or difficulty swallowing
  • Rhinorrhea (runny nose) - not related to other known causes or conditions 
  • Nasal congestion - not related to other conditions (ie seasonal allergies)
  • New olfactory or taste disorder - (decrease or loss of smell or taste) Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., nasal polyps, allergies, neurological disorders) 
  • Nausea and/or vomiting -  Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. transient vomiting due to anxiety in children, chronic vestibular dysfunction) 
  • Diarrhea - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, side effect of medication) 
  • Abdominal pain that is persistent or ongoing - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., menstrual cramps, gastroesophageal reflux disease) 

 

Atypical signs and symptoms of COVID-19 should be considered, particularly in infants and children, older persons, and people living with a developmental disability.

 

Atypical symptoms can include: 

 

  • Chills 
  • Headache that is new and persistent, unusual, unexplained, or long-lasting - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., tension-type headaches, chronic migraines) 
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., blepharitis, recurrent styes) 
  • Fatigue, lethargy, or malaise (general feeling of being unwell, lack of energy, extreme tiredness) that is unusual or unexplained - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, anemia, malignancy)
  • Myalgias (muscle aches and pain) that are unexplained, unusual, or long-lasting and not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., fibromyalgia) 
  • Decreased or lack of appetite - For young children and not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., anxiety, constipation)

 

Asymptomatic Testing

 

  • Testing prior to a scheduled surgery

  • Admission to hospital -  if from another hospital, LTC home, retirement home, or other congregate living setting/institution. Also includes transfers between facilities even within the same multi-site organization.

  • The public health unit or the COVID Alert app notifies the person that they have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus. 

  • They live or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified by the local public health unit. 

  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative as determined by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-Term Care, including:
      • Residents or workers in long-term care homes 
      • Visitors to a long-term care home 
      • Residents or workers in homeless shelters 
      • Indigenous communities 
      • Other setting-specific populations, as outlined in CMOH guidance (e.g., asymptomatic cancer patients)
      •  

 

Self-screening

 

For individuals, visit

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment

 

For students, visit

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening

 

The MHC Team thanks you for your understanding.

Image of Social Distancing and Self-Isolation Poster
Image of Social Distancing and Self-Isolation Poster