The Algoma Public Health Unit is reporting a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Algoma District. The Algoma Manor, located in Thessalon, is informing the public that a staff member who was tested on June 9th has received a positive result and is currently self-isolating. The cause of exposure is unknown and close contacts have been notified.
The Algoma Manor issued the following statement on their Facebook page earlier:
“As part of ongoing, proactive surveillance testing, COVID-19 has been confirmed in one staff member of Algoma Manor. All other initial lab results have been negative. Some results are pending.
Algoma Manor is working closely with Algoma Public Health. Based on careful investigation of all available information, the risk of exposure is low, and limited to a non-resident area. Nonetheless we are putting “suspect outbreak” measures in place until the remainder of recent test results are reported. All residents continue to be monitored for symptoms every day, and any symptomatic resident is immediately tested. All staff also continue to wear masks at all times.
Algoma Public Health has notified close contacts, and additional guidance has been provided to potentially affected staff. At this time, a formal outbreak has not been declared at our facility.
Further questions or concerns please contact Algoma Public Health 705-759-5404.”