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APH reports low-risk exposure, 28 new cases of COVID-19

Algoma currently has 283 active cases with 17 people in hospital
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Algoma Public Health. Darren Taylor/SooToday

NEWS RELEASE
ALGOMA PUBLIC HEALTH
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We are reporting 28 new cases of COVID-19 (#891 - #918), all from Sault Ste. Marie and Area

NOTE: Due to increasing rates of COVID-19 in Algoma, we are receiving assistance from case and contact managers who may be from the provincial workforce or a partner health unit. If you are a case or a high-risk contact, you may receive a call from a case/contact manager from outside of Algoma Public Health.

Low-risk exposure: Galaxy Cinemas

Movie: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Showtime: November 14 at 3:50 p.m.

Additionally, any individuals who attended the arcade area between the hours of 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2021.

Actions to take:

Any individual who was present on the date and times listed in the potential low-risk exposure is asked to:

Details of the confirmed cases:

Case Number 

Exposure Category 

Status  

Tested              

Case # 891

Unknown

Self-isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 892

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 19, 2021

Case # 893

Unknown

Self-isolating

November 19, 2021

Case # 894

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 19, 2021

Case # 895

Unknown

Self-isolating

November 19, 2021

Case # 896

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 19, 2021

Case # 897

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Case # 898

Unknown

Self-isolating

November 22, 2021

Case # 899

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 900

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Case # 901

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 20, 2021

Case # 902

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 20, 2021

Case # 903

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 20, 2021

Case # 904

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 20, 2021

Case # 905

Close Contact

Self-Isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 906

Unknown

Self-Isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 907

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 908

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Case # 909

Close Contact

Self-Isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 910

Close Contact

Self-Isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 911

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Case # 912

Close Contact

Self-Isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 913

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 914

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Case # 915

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Case # 916

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 21, 2021

Case # 917

Travel

Self-isolating

November 19, 2021

Case # 918

Close Contact

Self-isolating

November 22, 2021

Important Information

View current situation in Algoma and the updated status of cases in Algoma.

Algoma regions with COVID-19 cases reported in the past 14 days include:

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

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 two metres apart, are considered high-risk close contact exposures. 

International travel means the person acquired their infection from travel outside of Canada.

Critical Actions to protect yourself, your household, and your workplace

1. Anyone who is sick, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others - regardless of whether you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Take the COVID-19 self-assessment every day before work and complete the school screening tool before school or child care.

Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, and isolate at home until results are available.

Household members who are not fully immunized must also stay home until the symptomatic person's test results are available.

Isolation means you must stay home and not go to work or school.  Do not gather, visit, or have visitors or playdates while you are isolating.

2. Cut back on unnecessary activities where you have unmasked, face-to-face close contact with people you don't live with. Do this even if you are fully immunized, and especially if you have vulnerable health conditions or are not fully immunized.

Spending time indoors with other people without masks is a higher risk activity, especially if not everyone is fully immunized.  Examples include play dates, sharing meals together, and certain group sports and recreational activities.  To lower your risk at this time, only participate in these types of activities that are most important and essential; do these activities less often, with fewer people, for shorter periods of time, and outdoors if possible.

3. Get your COVID-19 vaccine

Learn how to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Algoma.  If you want to be fully immunized by the holiday season, now is the time to get your first dose. 

Learn more:

View our webpage with updated status of cases in Algoma

Learn more about COVID-19 in Algoma.

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about the province’s response to COVID-19.

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