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An official global travel advisory is in effect: all Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. Check the latest Travel Advice and Advisories and Pandemic COVID-19 travel health notice for more information.


Returning to Canada   


  • Self-isolate for 14 days after your return from travel outside of Canada. Some provinces and territories may have specific recommendations for certain groups such as health care workers.
  • Monitor your health for fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
  • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds and cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.


If you develop a fever, cough or difficulty breathing within 14 days:   


  1. Continue to self-isolate yourself from others
  2. Take the Ministry of Health's Self-Assessment to help determine if you need to seek care
  3. Contact Telehealth Ontario at: 1-866-797-0000 or Algoma Public Health at: 705-759-5404 or 1-866-892-0172 ext. 5404   
  •  Follow their instructions carefully
  • Describe your symptoms and travel history 

 Learn more about travel advisories related to COVID-19. 


Travel within Algoma, Ontario or Canada  


  • If you have recently been in close contact with other people in a setting known to be experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19, whether in an Algoma community, or another Ontario or Canadian community, Algoma Public Health also recommends that you stay home for 14 days.  Although this is not required under the law, it is an additional recommendation to help prevent spread of the virus in our communities.

    • A  current list of Ontario public health units with high or very high COVID-19 community transmission (orange, red or grey/lockdown) can be found here.

  • Algoma residents and employers who have questions about a specific exposure risk may contact APH for further guidance. Please call 705-759-5404 or 1-866-892-0172 ext. 5404 


Planning on heading out of town? Follow this checklist to follow before, during, and returning home.