Algoma Public Health is reporting a new case of COVID-19

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Algoma Public Health is reporting a new case 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.

Case Number: #62

Exposure Category: Unknown

Status: Self-isolating

Tested: December 7, 2020

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 self-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 December 2 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.

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Definitions under exposure category: Close Contact “…or spending more than 15 minutes with a case while less than 2 metres apart…” By this statement, I guess it takes at least 15 minutes for the virus to spread from one person to another. Alrighty then. The authorities have spoken!

  2. Community ?

    Where, in the true sense ?

    I did not respond to Mr. ” JOHN ” for the purpose of looking for a fight.

    Not at all is that my purpose or motive.

    I am neither preaching or lecturing in the least.

    There is no reasonable doubt, in my mind, at all.

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