New Confirmed Case of COVID-19 In Algoma

COVID-19 Algoma

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new case of COVID-19 in the Algoma district. Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health, you are not considered a close contact.

Details of the confirmed case:

Status  Tested
Case #61        International travel    Self-isolating  December 1, 2020
Important Information

*   View current situation in Algoma CLICK HERE  and the updated status of cases in Algoma CLICK HERE.
*   Algoma regions with COVID-19 cases reported in the past 14 days include:
*   Sault Ste. Marie and area

Definitions under exposure category:

Unknown exposure means the person did not have recent international travel or close contact with a known confirmed case.  How the person acquired the virus is not known.

Close contact means the person acquired their infection through close contact with a known confirmed case.  For example, living together with a case, or spending more than 15 minutes with a case while less than 2 metres apart, are considered high risk close contact exposures.

International travel means the person acquired their infection from travel outside of Canada.

Critical Actions:

*   Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others.
*   Do not have close contact with others outside the immediate household of people you live with.  Outside of home, practice physical distancing at all times by staying 2 metres away from other people.
*   Limit non-essential trips outside of home and avoid non-essential travel to other regions of the province.  This is part of new advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health CLICK HERE  announced on October 9.
*   All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days. APH’s Chippewa County travel advisory<CLICK HERE   on December 2 strongly advises those who cross the Canada-US border regularly to also stay home as much as possible for 14 days, even if you are exempt from quarantine.
*   As of October 2, 2020, the mandatory masking policy was extended to all of Ontario CLICK HERE for all indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces.


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