Possible exposure to COVID-19 on the Toronto-Sudbury bus

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Algoma Public Health has announced potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Ontario Northland bus.The health unit announced this week that the public may have been exposed to the virus and asked those affected to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

Anyone who took the Ontario Northland bus on October 25 at 11:00 a.m. from Toronto to Sudbury, lines 1 to 5, 5:30 p.m. from Sudbury to Spragge, lines 1 to 5, and the shuttle from Spragge to Elliot Lake, it is asked in rows 1 to 6 to monitor symptoms from October 26 to November 9.

According to Algoma Public Health, the notification relates only to potential exposure. At this time, there are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Algoma.

From time to time, the health unit becomes aware of exposures that may affect individuals, and through contact tracing, staff directly notify all close contacts. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health, you are not considered close contact.

The health unit said the risk of infection was considered low. Those affected are not considered high-risk close contacts and do not need to self-isolate, but should watch for symptoms for 14 days.

Anyone showing symptoms should isolate themselves from others and call APH at 705-759-5404 (toll free 1-866-892-0172, ext 5404) or their local public health unit.

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