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PSA: New confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by APH - #58

Sun, Nov 15, 2020

To protect the identity of individuals and to comply with privacy law, Algoma Public Health does not disclose the municipality where a person lives in combination with other personal information. Where there are important exposures identified that affect the general public, Algoma Public Health provides time and location details of possible exposures. 


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
Number
Exposure
Category
Status Tested
Case #58 Close contact Self-isolating November 11, 2020
Important Information

 

 

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.


Critical Actions:

  • 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.

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