Algoma Public Health
PSA: 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#454 - #455)
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
We are reporting 2 new cases of COVID-19 (#454 - #455), both from Sault Ste. Marie and area.
Details of the confirmed cases:
|Case #454||Close contact||Self-isolating||September 15, 2021|
|Case #455||Unknown||Self-isolating||September 16, 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.
- Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and self-isolate away from others.
- Ontario is currently in Step 3 of Ontario's Three-Step Roadmap to Reopen. This three-step plan to safely and gradually lift public health measures based on ongoing progress of provincewide vaccination rates and improvements of key public health and health care indicators.
- If you are considering going to a private gathering, indoor or outside, the Public Health Agency of Canada (Healthy Canadians) has released recommendations on things to keep in mind. https://bit.ly/3BaAFKr
- When out in public, like workplaces, public transit and stores, continue to follow public health guidance that has been put in place to minimize the risk of spread. Wear your mask, practice physical distancing and wash your hands.
- Regardless if you are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or fully vaccinated, if you are sick or have symptoms, you should stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
- 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.