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:
- Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from potential exposure.
- Self-isolate immediately if symptoms develop.
- Seek testing if symptoms occur.
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:
|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.
- 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.