Monday Morning News – June 1

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight – Cloudy. 70 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight. Risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Fog patches developing this evening. Low 9.

Statistics from Algoma Public Health (May 31, 2020 (10:00 a.m.)

Algoma regions where residents have tested positive for COVID-19 include the following:

  • Sault Ste. Marie & Area
  • Central & East Algoma
  • Elliot Lake & Area
Tested 7,395
Positive 21
Negative 6,756
Pending 618
Deceased 0
Resolved 21

Total confirmed cases by area of residence

Central & East  Algoma – Yes (less than 5)
Elliot Lake & Area – Yes (less than 5)
North Algoma – No
Sault Ste. Marie & Area – Yes (17)

News Tidbits:

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, will hold bi-weekly media briefings to provide an update on the province’s ongoing response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at 3 p.m. Starting today, a regular media briefing will be held every Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m.

As of June 1, backcountry camping will be available at Ontario Parks, including access points, paddle and portage routes and hiking trails. Ontario Parks will also be expanding day-use activities to include picnicking and off-leash pet areas. Following current provincial restrictions, no more than five people will be allowed to occupy a backcountry campsite during their stay, unless they live in the same household. Ontario is also reopening recreational camping on Crown land while reminding visitors to continue to adhere to public health advice as the best defense against COVID-19, such as practicing physical distancing, wearing a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge, and frequent hand washing. Ontario Parks will begin collecting fees for day-use and backcountry camping access as of June 1. Please visit Ontario parks and click on the “Fees” tab to find out more. Advanced reservations or registrations will be required at most of the 20 operating provincial parks that are offering backcountry camping.



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