Health Care Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

– On April 17, we received confirmation that a Sault Area Hospital (SAH) health care worker tested positive for COVID-19.

SAH is actively working closely with the staff member, our team, and Algoma Public Health.  We have confirmed all appropriate and best practice infection prevention and control measures were taken to avoid the spread among staff and patients.

The health care worker was tested following the development of symptoms and has since remained in self-isolation at home.  SAH and Algoma Public Health are working to ensure that persons impacted are being notified.

We know there is currently community spread of COVID-19, and we urge our community to continue to practice physical distancing, wash their hands frequently, and stay home.

The SAH team continues to work hard to keep our community and health care workers safe through continued infection prevention and control measures, including effective use of personal protective equipment.    

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