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:
Case #61 International travel Self-isolating December 1, 2020
* 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.
* 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.