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PSA: 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#168 - #169) and potential public exposure

Sun, Jan 31, 2021


Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 2 (two) new cases of COVID-19. Both are from Central & East Algoma.

In addition, APH is advising anyone who visited Tim Hortons in Blind River, located at 43 Causley Street, either through walk-in or drive-thru on the following dates and times, of a potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19.

  • Jan 30, 2021, from 4 am - 12 Noon
  • Jan 31, 2021, from 4 am - 12 Noon
  • Feb 1, 2021, from 8 am - 11:45 am

Actions to take:

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


Details of the confirmed cases:

Status Tested
Case #168 Close contact Self-isolating Jan 30, 2021
Case #169 Close contact Self-isolating Feb 1, 2021
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.
  • Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. In addition to limiting outings to essential trips, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.
  • 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 advisoryon 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.

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