Moosonee Case of COVID-19 – Contact Tracing Underway

MOOSONEE – COVID-19 Update – A positive case has been Identified in Moosonee as per the Confirmation of Dr Elaine Innes of WAHA (WAHA has an agreement in place with the leadership of the James Bay communities to identify the location of positive cases when confirmed)
Contact tracing is ongoing through the Porcupine Health Unit and at this time all individuals who have potentially been at hi risk of exposure have been contacted by the Health Unit . If you have not been contacted you are not considered at hi risk of exposure.

Contact Tracing – Close Contact

In general, for COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 2 metres or 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes during the time of infectivity.
An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.
Passing a person in the hallway or in a store is generally not considered close contact and has an extremely low risk of spreading the virus. Public Health will contact you if you are considered a close contact.
Health authorities continue to recommend that everyone monitor for symptoms. If any symptoms develop, isolate immediately and call your local assessment centre or your health care provider to arrange testing.
All residents should continue to do what we are supposed to be doing : wear a mask, maintain distance, stay home where possible, wash hands.
Most importantly stay calm and be considerate of thy neighbour – the community has done exceptionally well in abiding by the rules so far and health officials are taking all the appropriate steps to contain this case.
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