Health

1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#383)

Algoma Public Health (APH) reported Friday, May 21st, 2021 that there was one 1 new case of COVID-19, from Sault Ste. Marie and area. This case is of close contact, and the individual is self-isolating. The individual was tested on May 20th, 2021. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule

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Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to expand, with youth aged 12 and over eligible to book their appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning this weekend. As of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, youth aged 12 and over across Ontario will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, as ...

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Ontario Opening Up Outdoor Visits for Long-Term Care

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In response to improvements in key public health care indicators, Ontario is pleased to announce that friends and family can now visit long-term care homes to see residents for an outdoor visit. The changes take effect Saturday, May 22. “Our government puts the safety and well-being of long-term care residents at the heart of everything we do,” said Dr. Merrilee ...

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L’Ontario ouvre la voie aux visites à l’extérieur pour les foyers de soins de longue durée

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En raison de l’amélioration des principaux indicateurs de soins de santé publique, l’Ontario est heureux d’annoncer que les amis et la famille peuvent désormais se rendre dans les foyers de soins de longue durée pour voir les résidents dans le cadre d’une visite extérieure. Les changements entrent en vigueur le samedi 22 mai. « Notre gouvernement place la sécurité et ...

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May 17th, 2021: North Algoma Covid-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups

May 17th, 2021: North Algoma Covid-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups The following new groups, and previous eligible groups, are welcome to book an appointment: Adults aged 50+ At-Risk Health Conditions: Immune deficiencies/autoimmune disorders Stroke/cerebrovascular disease Dementia Diabetes Liver disease All other cancers Respiratory diseases Spleen problems (e.g., asplenia) Heart disease Hypertension with end-organ damage Diagnosis of mental disorder Substance use disorders Sickle ...

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1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#364)

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reporting 1 new case of COVID-19 from Elliot Lake and area. This case was tested on May 13th, is of unknown exposure category, and the individual is self-isolating. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. Algoma Public Health explains on their website, “Following receipt of amended laboratory reports, it has been determined that ...

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1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#365)

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reported 1 new case of COVID-19 from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Reported Saturday night, this case is of unknown exposure, tested May 15th, and is currently self-isolating. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.

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3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#359 – #361)

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, two from Sault Ste. Marie and area and one from Central and East Algoma. All cases were tested today, are of close contact and are self-isolating. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.

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This is Nurses Week 2021

On April 20th, Municipal Council recognized the contributions of nurses to our health, and in recognition of Florence Nightingale’s birthday and Nurses Week throughout the world – proclaimed that May 10th – May 16th be recognized in Wawa as Nursing Week. Council made note in their proclamation that “many RN’s, RPN/s and PSW’s have worked tirelessly in Wawa to keep ...

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4 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#355 – #358)

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reported four (4) new cases of COVID-19, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area. All cases were tested May 11th, with three of close contact, and one unknown. All cases are self-isolating. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.

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3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#352 – #354)

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reported three (3) new cases of COVID-19, all were tested yesterday, and are self-isolating. Two cases from Sault Ste. Marie and area and one from Elliot Lake and area. All are cases of close contact. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered ...

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5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#347 – #351)

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reported 5 new cases of COVID-19, from Sault Ste. Marie and area. All cases are self-isolating and were tested today, Monday, May 10th, 2021. Four are of close contact, and one is unknown. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close ...

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A note to the community from the Wawa physicians

As you may be aware, since the departure of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf, the local physician group will be down to four doctors (Drs. Cotterill, Oberai, Stamler and Switzer). Recruitment for replacement physicians is underway, but unfortunately, no replacements have yet been found. We hope to have locum physicians available to see patients of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf and to ...

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