Algoma continues to fare well with flattening COVID-19 curve – Sault Star

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Algoma continues to fare well in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Algoma Public Health’s most recent numbers indicate that 21,375 people have been tested for the coronavirus and only 27 positive cases have been identified since testing began more than five months ago. All of the cases have been resolved.

A further 776 case results are pending.

Public health officials across Ontario continue to urge people to help stop the spread by remaining in small social bubbles, continue washing hands and wear face coverings where physical distancing of two metres cannot be maintained.

Recent results across the province suggest that restaurant and bars continue to be a source of spreading the virus and the Ontario government has implemented additional measures at bars and restaurants to help limit the spread.

“Protecting the health and well-being of all Ontarians has always been our top priority,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health in a press release. “These additional measures will help reduce close contact between individuals in these settings, and support case and contact tracing, thereby limiting the spread of COVID-19.”

Under the provisions of the amended orders all patrons will be required to be seated at all times, in both indoor and outdoor areas, with limited exceptions.

Establishment owners will be required to keep client logs for 30 days and disclose those logs to a medical officer of health or an inspect upon request.

The Ontario government has said that the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other public health experts will continue to closely monitor the situation and determine when public health measures or restrictions can be further loosened to if they need to be tightened.

Ontarians are also reminded to stay home when ill.

Businesses and sectors unable to open or face significant difficulties in operating under the current restrictions can visit Ontario.ca/reopen to submit a reopening proposal.

In Sault Ste. Marie and other communities across Ontario, face coverings have become mandatory to wear inside businesses and on transit systems.

Algoma continues its gradual reopenings during State 3 of the province’s Emergency Order.

 

 

 

 

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