The Algoma Public Health has just confirmed the 29th case of COVID-19 in the area. A staff member at the F.J. Davey Home has tested positive and is currently self-isolating.
The cause of exposure is not known at this time and close contacts have been notified.
The following information is provided on the F.J. Davey Home website:
“Public Health has confirmed that we have one positive COVID-19 test result from our staff surveillance testing the week of Sept 01st and 2nd.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have put the home into a presumptive outbreak at this time. We are taking this very seriously and want to highlight the actions we’ve taken to contain the spread of this virus both now and from the time we all learnt about COVID 19. Our goal has always been to reduce the chance of transmission and to keep our residents and staff safe and healthy.
We are working closely with Algoma Public Health, our Medical Director and Extendicare’s Infection Prevention and Control specialists (who provide operational and administrative support for the FJ Davey Home) and will continue following their directives.”
All Algoma residents are being advised to continue practicing physical distancing as well as wearing masks or face coverings in all indoor public places. Unknown exposure is evidence of ongoing community spread in Sault Ste. Marie and area.
To date 25,927 residents have been tested in the Algoma District resulting in 29 positive cases, 28 which are resolved. There have been no deaths reported.