COVID-19 has hit close to home for the Porcupine Health Unit.  Two employees in its Hearst office have tested positive and are in self-isolation.

The two cases have been medically linked, so an outbreak has been declared.  The office is closed, and staff members are working from home.

A couple of hours before reporting the outbreak, the health unit reported a single case in the Hearst-Hornepayne area, bringing the count to 96.  It’s not clear whether the two PHU employees are already included in that, or if they bump it up to 98.