Two additional confirmed cases of COVD-19, one related to a retailer in Station Mall

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COVID-19 in Algoma

The Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting two additional new cases of COVID-19 today, one from Sault Ste. Marie and area and the second from Central and East Algoma.

In addition, APH is advising anyone who visited Bath and Body Works in the Station Mall located at 293 Bay Street, in Sault Ste. Marie on the following date and times, of a potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19:

March 27, 2021 from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

People who visited Bath and Body on the dates/times listed above are asked to:

Editors Note: The article has been corrected to remove reference to “Tim Hortons”. There is only one location in the Station Mall, Bath and Body, where APH is advising of a potential low-risk exposure. In a separate confirmed case notification, the Tim Hortons location on Third Line East and Great Northern Road also had a potential low-risk exposure.

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.

Cases 227 and 228 are reported to be self-isolating:

  • Case #227 with cause of exposure close contact after being tested Mar. 28, 2021
  • Case #228 with cause of exposure unknown after being tested Mar. 26, 2021

Algoma regions with COVID-19 cases reported in the past 10 days include:

  • Sault Ste. Marie and area
  • Central and East Algoma
  • Elliot Lake and area

The status of COVID in Algoma:

Tested
Confirmed
cases
Active
cases
Currently
hospitalized
Resolved
cases
Deceased
112,355 228 17 0 211 4
Updated: March 28, 2021, 6:15 pm

 

(1) That Algoma Public Health is aware of.

(2) Algoma residents who have confirmed COVID-19 infection.

*The number in brackets are active cases in non-Algoma residents who are temporarily in Algoma. These cases are not counted as part of Algoma’s confirmed case count. APH conducts contact tracing and monitoring of self-isolation for all cases within Algoma.

(3) Patient tested positive but is resolved according to current public health criteria. This number includes any persons who are deceased.

  • These data sets are preliminary and subject to change, pending further review.
  • Confirmed positives will be reported as soon as publicly available.

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 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.
  • As of December 21, 2020, as part of the Provincewide Shutdown the Chief Medical Officer of Health is advising all Ontarians to stay home as much as possible, with trips outside the home limited to necessities such as food, medication, medical appointments, or supporting vulnerable community members.
  • 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.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The poor old Station Mall that was once bustling is now looking like a ghost town more and more each day. There are 26 empty retail spaces there including the two empty anchor stores and a 27th, a clothing store having a going out of business sale.
    Everyone is best to stay away from there and all stores for that matter unless absolutely necessary to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in Sault Ste. Marie. Don’t make unnecessary trips just to sit and have a coffee or to walk around, etc. or give up on the preventative measures just when they are starting to pay off.

  2. So bath and body works on what date and time and what Tim’s?. Both locations in Station mall?. Clarity would help, presume station mall but you are not clear in this report.

  3. Maybe roll the vaccine out to northern ONT. Ontario isnt just Toronto but you wouldnt know it given how it is unfairly distributed.

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