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PSA: Potential exposure – affected individuals advised to monitor for symptoms

Mon, Jan 01, 0001

October 31, 2020: This advisory below has been updated.  Please review current advisory released on October 31, 2020. 

Issued: October 29, 2020

Algoma Public Health (APH) is advising the public of a potential exposure and asking the following affected individuals to self monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, from Oct 26th to Nov 9th

Anyone who travelled on the Ontario Northland bus on October 26th, 2020:

  • 11:00 a.m. bus from Toronto to Sudbury, rows 1-5
  • 5:30 p.m. bus from Sudbury to Spragge, rows 1-5
  • Shuttle from Spragge to Elliot Lake, rows 1-6 

This notification is for a potential exposure only.  At this time, there is no new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Algoma. 

From time to time, APH becomes aware of exposures that may affect Algoma residents.  Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly.  If you are not contacted by APH, you are not considered a close contact.

The risk of infection is considered low.  Affected individuals are not considered high risk close contacts and do not need to self-isolate.  However, they should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, from Oct 26th to Nov 9th.  Anyone with symptoms should isolate from others, and call APH at 705-759-5404 (toll-free 1-866-892-0172, ext. 5404) or their local public health unit.


Important Information:

View current situation in Algoma and the updated status of cases in Algoma.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and self-isolate away from others.
  • Do not have close contact with others outside the immediate household of people you live with.  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.
  • The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is by practicing physical distancing at all times.
  • 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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