COVID-19 update for Algoma, Sudbury, and Manitoulin

There has been another jump in cases of COVID-19 according to Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

The agency is reporting 46 active cases of the virus, 14 in the Greater Sudbury area and three new cases in the Manitoulin District.

Sixteen are self-isolating, but there has been one hospital admission.

An outbreak has also been declared by Algoma Public Health at Great Northern Retirement Home in Sault Ste. Marie following confirmation of COVID in one staff member.

The health unit says the staff member remains in isolation to prevent further transmission and that preventative actions are being taken to protect staff and residents.

There are 44 active cases in the Algoma District.

Algoma Public Health is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 from Sault Ste. Marie and area.

All considered close contact, except for one, and all are in self-isolation.

Cambrian College welcomes new students in January

With a new year comes a new semester and more than 380 students will be starting their programs next week at Cambrian College.

Cambrian vice-president Dr. Paula Gouveia (GO_VEE_AH) says more first-semester students are expected as registrations continue until January 15th.

She says Cambrian is offering over 30 different programs, including full-time and part-time options.

Dr. Gouveia adds several graduate certificate programs is also available for those who have already earned a college or university credential.

She says theory will continue to be delivered online, with hands-on labs held on campus, following all current government and public health directives and COVID-prevention best practices.

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