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The COVID REPORT for Monday, March 8, 2021

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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 off-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.

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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, call the health units directly.

For 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 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. 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 – several school closures

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 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) the school will remain closed until Friday, March 19th.

And this morning, the Sudbury agency announced that all classes at Walden Public School will be delivered remotely to and including Friday, March 12, 2021.

There have been three cases of COVID-19 at the school, but the bigger concern is the possibility one is a variant.

The board and health unit are awaiting the results of the testing.

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.

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

And Algoma Public Health had no new cases this weekend with only five active cases and one person hospitalized.

Zones changes

The last three regions under the stay-at-home order have moved back into the provincial colour-coded restrictions program as of this morning.

Toronto and Peel region are now in the Grey-Lockdown zone, while North Bay-Parry Sound has entered the Red category of restrictions.

The shift will allow the reopening of all retail stores, but with various limits on capacity.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has also moved into red following a major burst of cases in the Greater Sudbury area.

The move comes as Ontario reports the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in almost four weeks, with 12-hundred and 99 new diagnoses were reported yesterday.

15 deaths added to the toll.

More pay for PSWs

Three unions representing health-care workers across the province are calling for a minimum 25-dollar an hour wage for personal support workers, no matter where they’re employed.

The call is part of a campaign to push for better conditions for health care employees, as the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic approaches on Thursday.

The unions say the crisis has shown how important P-S-Ws are to the health and safety of Ontarians, and they deserve to be paid accordingly.

The group also says health care workers still have problems accessing personal protective equipment, such as face masks.

They say that’s an intolerable situation almost one year into the pandemic.

More vaccines on the way on the anniversary of pandemic arrival

Canada’s chief medical officer of health says it was a good week for the country.

Doctor Theresa Tam says it’s been a year of hardship and sacrifices in the battle against COVID-19.

But Tam says the courage, strength, and support shown by Canadians has impressed her greatly.

She notes the situation is brighter, now that two more vaccines have been approved for use in Canada with both being easier to transport and store than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

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