Two new COVID cases reported by Algoma Public Health
Algoma Public Health is reporting two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the number of cases to 60 in the health unit's coverage area. (File)
SUDBURY -- Algoma Public Health is reporting two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the number of cases to 60 in the health unit's coverage area.
Both cases were a result of international travel, Public Health said, and the individuals are self-isolating. International travel means the person acquired their infection from travel outside of Canada.
"Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly," the health unit said. "If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health, you are not considered a close contact."
There are currently three active cases in the region.
Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others.
To prevent the spread, Algoma Public Health said residents should 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 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.
All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days. APH's Chippewa County travel advisory on Nov. 4 strongly advises those who cross the Canada-US border regularly to stay home as much as possible for 14 days, even if you are exempt from quarantine.
As of Oct. 2, the mandatory masking policy was extended to all of Ontario for all indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces.