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PSA: Algoma Public Health is reporting 8 new cases of COVID-19

Sun, Nov 08, 2020


Algoma Public Health is reporting eight (8) new cases 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 #48 Unknown Self-isolating November 3, 2020
Case #49 Close contact Self-isolating November 7, 2020
Case #50 Close contact Self-isolating November 7, 2020
Case #51 Close contact Self-isolating November 7, 2020
Case #52 Close contact Self-isolating November 7, 2020
Case #53 Close contact Self-isolating November 7, 2020
Case #54 Close contact Self-isolating November 8, 2020
Case #55 Close contact Self-isolating November 8, 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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