Statement from Mayor Provenzano on Algoma’s First Confirmed COVID-19 Case


Mayor Christian Provenzano offers the following statement on the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Algoma:

“This is understandably a period of uncertainty and concern for members of our community.  I remain in close communication with public health professionals and community partners regarding the local situation. Our local leadership is working diligently and cooperatively to provide a response that protects the health and safety of residents.

The City is continuing to follow the guidance of public health professionals, and I urge community members to do the same. Simple measures such as using proper hand washing techniques, covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your arm, self-isolating if you do not feel well and avoiding social gatherings can make a significant difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19. I encourage the entire community to practice social distancing.

We are fortunate to live in a caring community, and many people – whether it be in a professional or personal capacity – are doing what they can to help others. I want to express gratitude for their efforts, and in particular I want to recognize all of the tremendous people in the health care sector who have been working incredibly hard the past few weeks, and who will be working even harder over the coming weeks. The community is grateful for their service.”


  1. We need phone numbers and email addresses to the right parties to file a claim.
    Service Canada’s lines are busy all the time..please post the easiest way to negotiate the applications..

  2. Unfortunately, some of us (namely me) still have to cross the border for a certain medicine that’s only carried at Walmart in Soo Mich.

  3. Mayor your response should have included the fact that people should be staying at home except for necessities.

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