Algoma Public Health
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On This Page:
- COVID-19 Response Hub
- Blind River
- Bruce Mines
- Elliot Lake
- Hilton Township
- Huron Shores
- MacDonald, Meredith & Aberdeen
- North Shore
- Plummer Additional
- Prince Township
- St. Joseph
- Tarbutt & Tarbutt
- White River
- Additional Resources
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This site provides information, maps and resources about the coronavirus response in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma area.
The Hub identifies locations that are open, lists their contact information and hours of operation, as well as flags any restrictions or service limitations that are in place to protect community health (e.g. noting senior citizen hours, facilities operating only by phone appointments, etc.).
Facilities that are shown on the website include:
- Grocery stores
- Primary Care Centres
- Food Banks
- Meals on Wheels
- Serving Kitchens
- Municipal offices
- COVID-19 Assessment Centres
Age Friendly Delivers
Elliot Lake residents are now being offered a delivery service for vulnerable persons in the community who are in isolation. Call or email for more information on how to register:
Food Delivery Program
Are you returning home, isolated, recovering or vulnerable? The Food Delivery Program is designed to provide a doorstep service that allows you to remain home.
Phone: 705-356-2251 ext. 222 to register an order
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and they will call you.
For vulnerable or self-isolated Huron Shores residents who do not have local family or friends able to assist with delivery of groceries, etc., please call or email the following:
Community Support Helpline
Anyone with questions or requiring non-medical assistance can contact Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre for information regarding community support.
Hours: Monday - Friday (10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
Phone: 705-856-2244 ext. 240
Community Support Helpline
If you are unable to get the necessities that you need due to COVID-19 restrictions, please contact the office at 705-779-2992 and we will get in contact with someone who can help.
The North Shore Fire Dept is volunteering to provide delivery service to vulnerable citizens.
Contact Information for residents
Municipal Office Inquiries: 705-785-2493
Central Algoma Pharmacy: 705-785-3555
Foster's Freshmart: 705-785-3728
Vulnerable Persons Registry: www.soovpr.com
Bruce Mines Food Bank: 18 Williams Street - OPEN, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Wednesday)
Lacroix Freshmart is offering free delivery of groceries to those in need in the community. Those interested can contact the grocer at: 705-884-2941.
Municipal staff will continue to work regular hours and be available by phone or email address any questions/concerns:
Meals-on-Wheels, Friendly Phone Visiting, Transportation to Essential Medical Appointments
In-Store, Delivery or Curbside Pick-up of Groceries and Essentials
Island Market: 705-246-2500
Kentvale Home Hardware: 705-246-2002
Deliveries of Essentials
St. Joseph Island Lions Club volunteer delivery: 705-206-3229
The municipal administrative office is closed to the public. However, someone will be in office to take your calls and attempt to answer any questions you may have. The number for the office is 705-248-2395.
Pumpkin Point Park is closed to the public. It is understood that playground equipment is a transmitter of COVID-19. To ensure the safety of family and friends, please do not enter the park except to pass through to access personal property.
If you or someone you know needs any kind of assistance we are here to help. Do you need help accessing groceries, medications or essential items?
If there are any Seniors out there that just need someone to talk to, Please call Dr. Trefry Memorial Seniors Centre at 705-246-2625 and take advantage of their Telephone Reassurance Program
Residents who are self-isolated, vulnerable, or a snowbird returning to Canada and don’t have area family or friends able to assist you with the deliver of prescriptions, or groceries, please contact:
For non-medical assistance or questions call or leave a message with Dr. Trefry Memorial Seniors Centre.
If you require assistance of any kind please call or email the office between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Mon - Fri)
Anyone with questions or requiring non-medical assistance can contact the township office at 807-822-2450.
Community & Healthcare Support Bulletins
Seniors Food Delivery Service
(Coordinated by United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District and Algoma Family Services)
Food delivery services are available to Seniors (55+) in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma who are in need of assistance. Please contact Lori Huston at 705-256-7476 ext. 210 or email: email@example.com
This program is funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons Seniors Program
Finding support during COVID-19
The Ontario Community Support Association is helping isolated, low-income seniors and people with disabilities and chronic medical conditions across Ontario get meals, groceries, medicine and other essentials to stay safe at home during COVID-19.
Interested in volunteering?
The Government of Ontario is partnering with SPARK Ontario to help seniors and the most vulnerable stay connected and healthy as they self isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak. SPARK Ontario is the province's first bilingual volunteer hub designed to direct volunteers to where they are needed most.