Novel Coronavirus

Algoma Public Health

Novel Coronavirus

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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Nouveau coronavirus - en français 


Get the latest on testing, the current situation in Algoma, public health guidance, and what you need to know

Take the Ministry of Health’s Self-Assessment to help determine if you need to seek care.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19:


  • Review the guidance for symptomatic persons here.
  • Call Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 if you have concerns or question about your symptoms.
  • Call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency, and you have developed severe symptoms requiring medical attention (e.g. chest pain, shortness of breath).   


General COVID-19 Information

Want to know more about COVID-19? Start here, with these reliable sources. 


Current Situation in Algoma

Get to know what is happening across the district


Status of Cases in Algoma

The status of COVID-19 cases here in Algoma.


About COVID-19 Vaccines

Learn more about eligibility and the approved Health Canada vaccines 


Vaccine Clinics in Algoma

Find a vaccine clinic near you.


Where to get COVID-19 testing in Algoma

Locate assessment centres and asymptomatic testing options. 


COVID-19: Test Results

Get the results of your COVID-19 test here.


Case and Contact Guide

Information for those who test positive for COVID-19, high-risk contacts, and workplaces


Face Coverings

Working together with physical distancing and handwashing; face coverings provide an added layer of defense against COVID-19.


COVID-19: Safety at Work

Providing guidance for employers and staff in a safe return to work. Access your COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Toolkit here. 


School & COVID-19

Protecting our schools by working with local school boards to implement provincial standards and guidance to support students and staff 


Contact Us

Have questions? We got answers. Speak to one of our helpful COVID-19 team members today.



General COVID-19 Information


Misinformation about health issues can be harmful. Get your information about the coronavirus outbreak from current and reliable sources. 



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Current Situation in Algoma 


Protect Yourself, Your Household, and Workplace


Feeling Unwell? Stay Home.
Regardless of whether you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.


Here's some tools that can help:

Isolation means you must stay home and not go to work or school.  Do not gather, visit, or have visitors or playdates while you are isolating.


Get your COVID-19 vaccine

Locate a clinic near you by using our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Calendar


If you have questions or want to talk to someone about the COVID-19 vaccine, use the free resources below:

  • Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre: 1-833-943-3900
  • Sick Kids COVID-19 Consult Service:  Free phone consult service available to children and parents or guardians to answer questions about your specific situation and the COVID-19 vaccines. Book online or by phone.
  • VaxFacts: Free virtual consultation with a physician to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Open to all Ontario residents
  • Health Canada


Travel Information

Travel information, including entering Canada by Land


Government of Canada:
Government of Ontario:



Where to get COVID-19 testing in Algoma

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  • Symptomatic testing will be available for high-risk individuals, and individuals who work in high-risk settings.
  • Testing for asymptomatic contacts of cases is generally no longer recommended, except for high-risk contacts/individuals that are part of confirmed or suspected outbreaks in high-risk settings, as recommended by public health.
  • Positive rapid antigen tests will no longer require PCR confirmation.
  • Based on the latest scientific evidence, individuals with COVID-19 should isolate for five days if they are fully vaccinated or under the age of 12, and if their symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours.

Learn more about case and contact management and detailed guidance to protect yourself and others.


Sault Ste. Marie


Sault Area Hospital


Hours: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm, 7 days a week

Contact: (705) 759-3434 ext. 7152

Book Online Now!: Sault Ste. Marie COVID Assessment Centre (CAC) 



Testing for COVID-19 through the Assessment Centre is open to any individual three months of age or over, by appointment only.

NOTE: Children under the age of 3 months will continue to be swabbed through the hospital’s Emergency Department.


Elliot Lake


Elliot Lake Family Health Team


Type: Assessment Centre

Hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm

Contact: (705) 461-8882



Ages 2 years and up accepted


Type: Assessment Centre
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Contact: (705) 914-1114

  • By appointment only
  • Ages 2 years and up accepted

Services: Dubreuilville, Hawk Junction, Michipicoten First Nation, Missanabie, Wawa, and White River

Blind River & Thessalon


North Shore Health Network


Blind River


Type: Assessment Centre

Hours: 8 am - 6 pm, 7 days a week

Contact: 1-888-425-0321 or 705-356-2265 ext. 2661



  • Ages 2 years and up accepted 

Type: Assessment Centre
Hours: 8 am - 6 pm, 7 days a week
Contact: 1-888-425-0321 or 705-356-2265 ext. 2662
  • Ages 2 years and up accepted



Other Options for Testing of COVID-19


Rapid Antigen Testing for at-Home Use

Free rapid testing kit for at-home use


Participating grocery and pharmacy locations provide free rapid tests while supplies last, with a limit of one box of five tests per household per visit. Participating retailers will receive additional supply from the province each week and have the ability to determine how tests are distributed in order to best serve the community, including through appointment bookings, at checkout or through online orders.


A complete list of participating retailers as well as information on how retail locations are distributing rapid test kits can be found at