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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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We’ve got our COVID-19 Vaccine!

The week of March 1st, 2021 marked a milestone for the Lady Dunn Health Centre. We completed vaccinations in our long term care home and staff along with other health care workers received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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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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Kathlyn suprises Steve with $217,897.50 from SAHF February Draw!

On February 26th at 11 am, Kathlyn Pearse of Hamilton, ON, won the $217,897.50 jackpot in the Sault Area Hospital Foundation’s (SAHF) February electronic and online 50/50 draw. Her lucky number (P-5267581) was drawn electronically, and she was contacted immediately. Kathlyn, a former resident of Sault Ste. Marie, has been buying SAHF 50/50 tickets for a few months now – ...

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Thunder Bay and Simcoe-Muskoka enter Gray-Lockdown – March 1

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is moving nine public health regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework (the “Framework”). This includes activating an “emergency brake” in Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit to move the regions to Grey-Lockdown to immediately interrupt transmission and contain ...

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Thunder Bay et Simcoe-Muskoka entrent dans Gray-Lockdown le 1er mars

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef, place neuf circonscriptions sanitaires dans de nouveaux paliers conformément au Cadre d’intervention pour garder l’Ontario en sécurité et ouvert (le « Cadre d’intervention »). Cela comprend l’activation du « frein d’urgence » dans la Circonscription sanitaire du district de Thunder Bay et la Circonscription sanitaire du district de Simcoe Muskoka afin de ...

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The LDHC Foundation Thanks Nick and Lia Veldt

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Lia Veldt celebrated her 93rd birthday and Nick and Lia Veldt celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. Since birthday and wedding anniversary celebrations are not possible during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. & Mrs. Veldt have decided to make a donation of $1,000 to the LDHC Foundation as a way to mark these special occasions. What ...

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APH – 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#196) in the Algoma District

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 1 new case of COVID-19 from Elliot Lake and area. Case #197 was tested on February 22nd, and is a close contact exposure who is self-isolating,     Any residents who have tested positive for COVID-19? Any evidence of local community spread? (since August 2020 – Algoma’s second wave) Central & East Algoma Yes ...

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