The COVID REPORT for Monday, March 8, 2021

Registering for the vaccine

Registrations are underway for vaccines in both the Public Health jurisdictions of Algoma and Sudbury.

Noojmowin Teg will be hosting two clinics on Manitoulin Island focusing on indigenous individuals living of reserve and are 55 years of age and older.

The two clinics will be held on the east and west end of the Island today as well as Wednesday. Individuals will find out when and where when they call in for their appointment.

Meanwhile, the Elliot Lake Family Health Team has released a social media contact for filling out a form to prepare for mass vaccinations at the Collins Hall, which also starts this week.

The public is being asked to print and complete the attached consent form and bring it to your appointment.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is now offering registration for anyone born in 1941 or earlier and those who receive chronic home care services for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
The online preregistration survey is to be completed by all eligible recipients.

For those who do not have online access, phone numbers and links are all provided on our websites.

Indigenous peoples: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Indigenous (First Nation, Metis, and Inuit) individuals living OFF-RESERVE, and who are 55+ can call (705) 368-2182 to book an appointment. Phones are answered between 8:30am – 4:00pm. Clinic dates: March 9th & 11th
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For people in Elliot Lake, download, print, fill out this form and bring it with you for your appointment.…/COVID-19_vaccine…

Public Health Sudbury & Districts process for preregistration involves a survey: If a client does not have an email, call directly to discuss the pre-registration process. If a client requires support to preregister, they are welcome to call the Sudbury-based call centre at 1.800.708.2505, seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Another increase in Sudbury numbers

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reporting 40 more COVID-19 cases over the weekend. 22 of those on Saturday and 18 yesterday.

The cases are all in Greater Sudbury with 26 confirmed as outbreak related and eight as close contact with other cases.

Considering resolved cases, there are now 181 active virus cases within the unit’s jurisdiction.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has also declared a COVID-19 outbreak at École Alliance St-Joseph school (Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon) in Greater Sudbury after a second person tested positive for the virus.

The individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently self-isolating and being monitored by Public Health Sudbury & Districts while the investigation continues.

The unit also declared a COVID-19 outbreak on Friday in Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School (Sudbury Catholic District School Board) in Greater Sudbury after two additional individuals tested positive for the virus bringing the total to three cases there.

Due to a second COVID-19 case at Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury) by Public Health Sudbury and Districts, Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury) will remain closed until Friday, March 19th.

Several bus routes have also been cancelled as the school outbreaks spread in eight schools in Sudbury, as well as outbreaks at three in three facilities. Just this morning, the health agency has announced the closure of Walden Public School until March 12th due to three positive cases there.

Health Sciences North currently has two admitted patients who are waiting for test results.


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