COVID cases confirmed in three schools in Algoma – .

COVID cases confirmed in three schools in Algoma – .

People associated with three Algoma District School Board (ADSB) schools have tested positive for COVID-19, a statement released by Algoma Public Health said.

Schools affected are White Pines, Echo Bay and Central Algoma High School.

The full text of the press release follows:

Algoma Public Health (APH) informs that three additional schools have each had an individual positive test for COVID-19. The affected schools are White Pines C & VS, Echo Bay and Central Algoma High School.

At present, APH is conducting a careful investigation to identify close contacts. Examples of close contact include household members, people who have been in direct physical contact or who belong to the same class / cohort, and people who have spent more than 15 minutes together within two meters or six feet of them. from each other, for example by sharing a meal. Brief interactions, such as walking past someone in a hallway, are generally not considered close contact situations. APH will notify all low risk and high risk contacts by letter to provide further advice and guidance.

APH reassures the families of each of these schools that if they do not receive a low-risk and / or high-risk contact letter, their child is not considered a close contact of the person who tested positive for COVID-19, in which case APH does not. recommend having their child tested unless they are showing symptoms of COVID-19. We are working with the school community to review and confirm important practices to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, including:
• Get fully immunized by receiving two doses of COVID-19 vaccine if you are eligible.
• Always practice physical distancing
• Wear a mask or face covering in all indoor public places.
• Wear a mask or face cover outside if the physical distance cannot be maintained
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Anyone 12 years and older who needs a COVID-19 vaccine can make an appointment or come to a walk-in, pop-up or mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the APH website by following this link. For more information on ADSB’s COVID-19 protocols, please visit here.


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