Algoma Public Health reports new COVID case
Algoma Public Health is reporting a new case of COVID-19 in the Algoma district. (File)
SUDBURY -- 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 No. 61 was a result of international travel, the health unit said. The person was tested Dec. 1 and is currently self-isolating at home.
"All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days," the health unit said. "Algoma Public Health's Chippewa County travel advisory on Dec. 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."
Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others, the health unit said on its website.
"Do not have close contact with others outside the immediate household of people you live with," Algoma Public Health advises. "Outside of home, practise physical distancing at all times by staying two 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 Oct. 9," the health unit said.
More information can be found on the situation in Algoma on the health unit's website.