Algoma Public Health
PSA: 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#195)
Sat, Feb 20, 2021
Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 1 new case of COVID-19 from Central and East Algoma.
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 cases:
|Case #195||Close contact||Self-isolating||Feb 16, 2021|
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.
- As of February 16th - Algoma will be in the Yellow - Protect zone of the provincial framework. Sector-specific public health and workplace safety measures and provincial public health advise for all zones are available here. Certain businesses may open, but with strict preventative measures in place. Due to ongoing risk of transmission, and especially the risk of spread from COVID-19 variants, Ontarians in all zones are still advised to stay home as much as possible, avoid social gatherings, visits or any other close contact with people you do not live with, and avoid travelling between zones except for essential reasons.
- Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are not permitted except with members of the same household. Limit close contact to your household (the people you live with):
- Families should not visit any other household or allow visitors in their homes
- Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation
- All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days. APH's Chippewa County travel advisory on January 27, 2021 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 for all indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces.
- View our webpage with updated status of cases in Algoma.
- Learn more about COVID-19 in Algoma.
- Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about the province’s response to COVID-19.