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PSA: 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#226)

Sun, Mar 28, 2021


Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 1 new case of COVID-19, from Sault Ste. Marie and area.
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.


In addition, APH is advising anyone who visited Tim Hortons in Sault Ste. Marie, located at the corner of Great Northern Road and Third Line (628 Third Line E), either through walk-in or drive-thru on the following dates and times, of a potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19.

  • March 23 and 24, 2021 from 5:00 am – 1:30 pm

Actions to take:

People who visited this Tim Hortons on the dates/times listed above are asked to:


Details of the confirmed cases:  


Definitions under exposure category:

Status Tested
Case #226 Unknown Self-isolating March 27, 2021



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 self-isolate away from others.
  • Stay home as much as possible, and avoid gathering, visiting or having close contact with people you don’t live with.
  • 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. 
  • All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days.
  • Algoma residents who regularly cross the Canada - U.S. border into Sault Ste. Marie and into Chippewa County for essential work should take the following actions even if you are exempt from federal travel and quarantine restrictions
    • Avoid travel except for essential reasons and avoid travelling between zones except for essential reasons
    • Avoid cross-border travel and use virtual options if possible
    • If you become sick, isolate away from others and call to get tested for COVID-19
    • Once back in Algoma, follow provincial public health advice for all Ontarians by staying home as much as possible and not having close contact with people you do not live with, especially vulnerable people who are elderly or have underlying health conditions.
  • 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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