Algoma Public Health
PSA: New confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by APH - #56
Mon, Nov 09, 2020
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 #56||Close contact||Self-isolating||November 9, 2020|
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 announced on October 9.
- All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days. APH's Chippewa County travel advisory on November 4 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.