Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Information for Constituents

last updated: June 8, 2021, 12pm

For business opening guidelines, please visit the Porcupine Health Unit website.



Updates are available daily on the following websites:

Please visit the Porcupine Health Unit website for information on local cases, how to protect yourself and where to seek further medical support.

Information from Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you're sick and how to recognize possible symptoms. Updated twice daily.

Information from the Government of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Updates on the national response, travel advice and preparedness.

Important travel advisories and restrictions related to COVID-19, from the Government of Canada. 


For Medical Advice

If you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or you have been in close contact with someone who as it, use the self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.

IMPORTANT: International travellers must self-isolate for 14 days, as recommended by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health. 

Telehealth Ontario

For medical advice, you may contact Telehealth Ontario, a free, confidential service. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telephone: 1-866-797-0000


Porcupine Health Unit

A COVID-19 Assessment Centre is open in Timmins. The screening is by appointment only. A referral is required by your doctor, public health or Telehealth.

Call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-267-1181 or your health care provider to be assessed for a referral. 

For information on provincial supports, please click here.


COVID-19 Business Information


The Timmins Chamber has compiled a list of useful resources for business. You can visit their website at


Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) is a special one-time relief fund established by the Government of Canada to support businesses, organizations and communities economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to mitigate financial pressure experienced by businesses and organizations to allow them to continue their operations, avoid layoffs or bankruptcy. There is no security position required. The new fund offers interest-free loans of normally up to $250,000 with no payments until December 31, 2022 to cover 100 percent of liquidity needs for six months (from March 15 to September 15, 2020). Please note that priority will be given to applicants who have not received financial support from other federal programs (e.g. CEWS, CEBA, BCAP); however, if you have received support from these programs and can still demonstrate the need for incremental support, you may be considered eligible.

If you are experiencing liquidity challenges, apply now to the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund as we are processing applications quickly.  Contact Tallia Damini at 705-266-5620 to discuss the program details. In the meantime, please visit the FedNor website for additional information and to review eligibility criteria.