Algoma Public Health (APH) reported five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday, three from Sault Ste. Marie and area, one from North Algoma and one from Central and East Algoma.
In addition, APH is also advising the public of a potential exposure to COVID-19 for anyone who travelled on the following Air Canada flights:
- Flight AC 134 on August 26, 2021, from Calgary to Toronto. Passengers who sat in rows 27-35 and flight crew who served these rows should contact their local public health unit for further information.
- Flight AC 8323 on August 26, 2021, from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie. Passengers who sat in rows 6-12 and flight crew who served these rows should contact their local public health unit for further information.
Actions to take:
Anyone who flew on these flights are asked to follow public health guidance:
- Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days from potential exposure.
- Self-isolate immediately if symptoms develop.
- Seek testing if symptoms occur.
Cases #426 through #430 are reported to be self-isolating and through contact tracing, all close contacts have been notified.
Details of Confirmed Cases:
- Case #426 – cause of exposure close contact after testing on August 26, 2021
- Case #427 – cause of exposure unknown after testing on August 27, 2021
- Case #428 – cause of exposure close contact after testing on August 27, 2021
- Case #429 – cause of exposure close contact after testing on August 28, 2021
- Case #430 – cause of exposure close contact after testing on August 28, 2021
Algoma regions with COVID-19 cases reported in the past 14 days include:
- Sault Ste. Marie and area
- Central and East Algoma
- North Algoma
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 self-isolate away from others.
- Ontario is currently in Step 3 of Ontario’s Three-Step Roadmap to Reopen. This three-step plan to safely and gradually lift public health measures based on ongoing progress of provincewide vaccination rates and improvements of key public health and health care indicators.
- If you are considering going to a private gathering, indoor or outside, the Public Health Agency of Canada (Healthy Canadians) released recommendations on things to keep in mind. When out in public, like workplaces, public transit and stores, continue to follow public health guidance that has been put in place to minimize the risk of spread. Wear your mask, practice physical distancing and wash your hands.
- Regardless if you are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or fully vaccinated, if you are sick or have symptoms, you should stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
- As of October 2, 2020, the mandatory masking policy was extended to all of Ontario for all indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces.