Morning News Tidbits – July 12

Weather – Mainly cloudy. High 23. Humidex 25. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight – Mainly cloudy. Low 12. There are no weather alerts in Northern Ontario today.

Statistics from Algoma Public Health  – July 11, 2020 (8:30 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 15,613
Positive 25
Negative 14,499
Pending 1,089
Deceased 0
Resolved 24

Total confirmed cases by area of residence

Central & East  Algoma – 2 (less than 5)
Elliot Lake & Area – 3 (less than 5)
North Algoma – No
Sault Ste. Marie & Area – Yes (20)

News Tidbits:

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order requiring mask use in the state of Michigan, beginning July 13, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.. Michigan residents must wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, and in crowded outdoor spaces, with businesses required to refuse entry, or service, to persons who don’t wear a face covering beginning Monday. Persons exempt from wearing masks include children less than five years, those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering and anyone eating or drinking when seated at a restaurant. Violators can be fined $500.

As of Friday, July 17, 2020, the public will be required to wear a face covering (i.e. non-medical mask) when entering the indoor premises of businesses, organizations and on public transit systems throughout the service area of Algoma Public Health (APH).

Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, to make an announcement at 1 p.m.