Health

Who ya gonna call?

not the Ghostbusters… As a matter of fact, if you need a Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor in Wawa it is as clear as mud ‘who ya gonna call’. Algoma Public Health handed over the community alcohol/drug assessment and community mental health programs that they were administering to the now renamed Canadian Mental Health Association Algoma (CMHA Algoma) on April ...

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6 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#280-#285) in Sault Ste. Marie & Area

Apr 14, 2021 at 20:41 Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 6 new cases of COVID-19, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case #280 ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – Updated April 9th, 2021

The following new groups are now eligible to book an appointment for COVID-19 immunization at clinics across North Algoma: All education workers who provide support to students with special education needs Adults 65 and older can book for a clinic on April 21 and onward Adults 60 and older can book for a clinic on May 5 and onward These ...

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3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#236 – #238)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area.Case 236 is of ‘unknown’ exposure’, and Case 237 & 238 are of close contact.   At this time Algoma Public Health is working to identify and notify high-risk close contacts for a potential exposure at the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre for ...

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1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#235)

On Friday, April 2nd, Algoma Public Health reported 1 new case of COVID-19 from close contact, from Sault Ste. Marie and area. The individual was tested April 1st, 2021 and is self-isolating.   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.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – Updated March 31st, 2021

The following new groups are now eligible to book an appointment for COVID-19 immunization at clinics across North Algoma: Adults 70 years and older School staff that provide ongoing healthcare services and direct patient care to children with special needs (includes nurses, social service professionals, teachers, educational assistants, etc.) These groups continue to be eligible: Health care workers Faith leaders ...

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Algoma Public Health mental health & Addictions services becomes CMHA Algoma

On April 1, 2021 the community alcohol/drug assessment and community mental health programs currently administered through Algoma Public Health will transition over to the renamed Canadian Mental Health Association Algoma (CMHA Algoma). All current mental health and addictions clients are being notified of this change and staff are working closely with their clients to ensure that there is no disruption ...

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White fentanyl found circulating in Sault Ste. Marie

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Algoma Public Health are warning the public that a new form of fentanyl has been found circulating in our community. In December, officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service seized a white coloured substance during an investigation. It was sent for analysis which confirmed the substance was fentanyl. This is the first ...

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APH – 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#218-#219)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 2 new cases of COVID-19. One is from Sault Ste. Marie and area and 1 is from Central & East Algoma. 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.   Details of the confirmed cases: ...

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Devenir plus facile à administrer les tests rapides de COVID-19 sur le lieu de travail

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario facilite le dépistage de la COVID-19 en milieu de travail pour les entreprises en fournissant des conseils aux employés qui souhaitent s’auto-administrer un test antigénique rapide au point de soins sur une base volontaire sous la supervision d’une personne dûment formée. Compte tenu du succès du déploiement initial du test rapide de dépistage antigénique, le gouvernement ...

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Becoming Easier to Administer Rapid COVID-19 Testing in the Workplace

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The Ontario government is making it easier for businesses to test for COVID-19 in the workplace by providing guidance to employees who want to self-swab for a rapid antigen point-of-care test on a voluntary basis under the supervision of a trained individual. Based on the success of the initial deployment of rapid antigen testing, the government is also expanding the ...

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Ontario Health to manage Trillium Gift of Life Network & non-patient care

The Ontario Government is transferring the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) and non-patient care functions from the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to Ontario Health. The transfers will take effect on April 1, 2021. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued those orders under the Connecting Care Act, 2019. “Over the past year, we have seen more ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in North Algoma

A consortium of partners in North Algoma led by Algoma Public Health’s Wawa office is actively planning the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. The coordination efforts are being organized with the communities of Dubreuilville, Wawa, and White River along with our indigenous partners at Michipicoten First Nation and Missanabie Cree. “Health care and municipal partners across North ...

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