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COVID-19: Here's the situation in the Sault today

No new cases in Algoma region today

Public Health Ontario has reported a drop in new COVID-19 cases today.

157 new cases have been confirmed, which is down by exactly 100 cases compared to yesterday.

This is one of the lowest numbers reported by the province since March.

The last case in Algoma was reported on June 19. There are currently no known active cases in the region. There are currently over 1,000 pending cases in Algoma.

Here's the latest local, provincial, and federal news regarding COVID-19 cases and funding that you need to know:

The situation in Chippewa County

Chippewa County reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the area today, bringing the total for the county to nine.

Yesterday, the health unit reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and last night, they released that there may be additional, undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 within the Amish community.

The health unit identified five specific sites and times that visitors may have been exposed to COVID-19. More information on that can be found here.

Algoma District School Board lays out plans for 2020-2021 school year

The Algoma District School Board (ADSB) has approved its budget for the 2020-2021 school board, in the era of COVID-19. 

The superintendent of business Joe Santa Maria said that the budget is a conservative one, with flexibility to allow for extra need for PPE and cleaning staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SooToday's Darren Taylor reported that ADSB will be reaching out to families with a brief survey to get a sense of what parents are thinking and feeling about the upcoming school year. They also hope to share information with parents by mid-July about what each scenario could look like.

NHL says 26 players have tested positive for coronavirus since June 8

The NHL has reported that 26 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol started June 8.

The numbers released Monday include four new cases in addition to 11 positive results previously announced June 19. The league added it's also aware of 11 other players testing positive outside of Phase 2 over the last three weeks.

The NHL said it's conducted in excess of 1,450 tests for COVID-19 on more than 250 players during Phase 2.

YMCA summer camps set to reopen with restrictions in place

The YMCA announced today that registration is now open for summer day camps. In partnership with the city, day camps at the Y will run from July 6-Aug. 28, and camps at the John Rhodes and Northern Community centres will start on July 13.

The timeline for city pools and other recreational facilities

City councillors were told at Monday night's meeting that city officials are hoping to reopen the John Rhodes pool on July 13. The Manzo and Greco outdoor pools are scheduled for limited reopening two days later on July 15

When the Bellevue Park Splash Pad will be available for public use will be finalized after an Algoma Public Health inspection scheduled for next week.

Additionally, part of the Northern Community Centre will open this summer for use as a YMCA day camp.

Seniors' centres will remain closed with reopening tentatively scheduled for autumn.

While the city's parks are open, playground and outdoor fitness equipment will remain closed, with permitted use being considered in Stage 3.

More details on what will be reopening when and comment from the city on COVID-19 restrictions can be found here.

No new cases in Algoma region today

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday: 

  • 13,888 tested
  • 24 positive
  • 12,774 negative
  • 1,090 pending
  • 0 deceased
  • 24 resolved

Total confirmed cases by area of residence: 

  • 19 in Sault Ste. Marie and area, with evidence of community spread
  • 2 in central and east Algoma
  • 3 in Elliot Lake and area
  • 0 in north Algoma

Algoma Public Health's website indicates that pending and negative cases were last updated as of this morning.