Health

Ontario Protecting Vulnerable Ontarians During COVID-19 Outbreak

As part of the Government of Ontario’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the province is investing up to $40 million to support organizations that provide residential services for children and youth, people with developmental disabilities and emergency shelters for women and families fleeing domestic violence. The COVID-19 Residential Relief Fund will cover costs such as additional staffing, residential ...

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Eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by Algoma Public Health

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district. Case # Age, Gender   Exposure category   Status Tested Case #8 20s, female Close contact Self-isolating April 2, 2020   Details of affected flights or cruise ship: not applicable To protect the identity of individuals, and to comply with privacy law, Algoma Public Health does ...

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Ontario Protecting Seniors in Retirement Homes During COVID-19 Outbreak

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, issued the following statement Friday, April 4th at 4:30 P.M. addressing concerns regarding staffing for retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak: “As the province takes decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of Ontarians, we are taking immediate action to protect seniors living ...

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Seventh confirmed case of COVID-19 in Algoma District

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district. Details of confirmed case:   Case # Age, Gender   Exposure category   Status Tested Case #7 70s, female International travel Self-isolating March 31, 2020   Details of affected flights or cruise ship: March 23, 2020 flight information: London, UK into Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on ...

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Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling

Today, the Ontario government released extensive COVID-19 modelling, revealing several scenarios that project the potential number of cases and deaths. In doing so, the province is providing the public with full transparency about the consequences should everyone but non-essential workers fail to stay home and practise physical distancing. “The models show that the potential to spread COVID-19 is massive and ...

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Homemade hand sanitizers may present health risks

Health Canada is warning Canadians about the potential health risks of making and using homemade hand sanitizers, as homemade recipes and products are becoming increasingly common online. If you have made or used homemade hand sanitizer products, stop using them as the concentration of alcohol in many of these recipes may not be high enough to kill the coronavirus that ...

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City of Elliot Lake confirms COVID-19 case

On March 31st the City of Elliot Lake posted the following information on their Municipal Website:   “The City of Elliot Lake and its local health care partners St Joseph’s General Hospital and the Elliot Lake Family Health Team became aware earlier today of a reported case of Covid 19 in Elliot Lake. Details of the case have not been ...

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Les personnes de plus de 70 ans devraient s’isoler – Déclaration du médecin hygiéniste en chef

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef, a émis la déclaration suivante concernant la COVID-19 : « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario continue de prendre des mesures fermes face au nouveau coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) afin d’aider à contenir sa propagation et à protéger le public. Ces mesures sont sans précédent et je sais que vous êtes nombreux à déployer des efforts acharnés pour ...

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Fifth Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19, with travel to Mexico

Algoma Public Heath received confirmation today of the 5th Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19.   This is a man in his 20s with recent travel to Mexico, returning to Algoma on March 18th.  He developed symptoms on March 20th and was tested through his family health team on March 23rd.  He has been in self-isolation since his return ...

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Third and Fourth Algoma residents test positive for COVID-19

On the evening of Saturday March 28, Algoma Public Health received confirmation of two more Algoma residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.   The third Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19 is a man in his 60s. He had travelled to a Toronto health care facility over one month ago and has since remained admitted under the care of the health professionals there.  There ...

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Second Case of COVID-19 in Algoma District

Late in the evening of Friday March 27th, Algoma Public Health (APH) confirmed the second Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19. A woman in her 40s with recent travel to Michigan developed respiratory symptoms on the night of Saturday March 21st.  She went to Sault Area Hospital on the late night of March 23rdand was tested on March 24th.   Hospital staff took ...

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WFHT – We stay at work for you, PLEASE stay home for us!

We understand that for many in our community this may be a stressful and frightening time. You may be unsure, whether you should come to the clinic or hospital if you are worried about coronavirus. If your symptoms are mild, please stay home. It may sound scary to not come to the hospital if you think you have the virus. ...

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We are all in this together

Algoma communities and residents – please help amplify these two public health messages! Returning Algoma travellers – Welcome home!  Please stay home. Everyone in Algoma – Keep 2 metres apart!  Build community immunity with social distancing. Not everyone is connected online or to TV and radio.  Returning travellers might not know what’s been happening here at home.  Please help spread ...

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Thank you to our Community from the Wawa Physicians!

  We’ve all heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a community to help slow the spread of the COVID 19 virus! The Wawa Physicians would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our community members who have been supporting efforts to help limit the spread of this virus. Social distancing can be ...

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