Although Kinross' statement said it is coordinating with Toronto Public Health, it is unclear if this case of COVID-19 is new or part of the 108 confirmed by health officials in Canada as of Wednesday afternoon.
Red Lake Mayor Fred Mota, Chief Administrative Officer Mark Vermette and Councillor Jamie Kristoff attended the PDAC conference. He went to work on March 5 and 6 and went to the hospital on March 7.
An employee with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines tested positive for the virus on March 10th.
If Boreal decides to shutter, Le Guern advised the public to look to the college's website for up-to-date information.
Public health officials in Nova Scotia have been in touch with their Ontario counterparts. And there's a chance universities and colleges won't be able to open again for September, said Alex Usher, the president of Higher Education Strategy Associates, which advises colleges and universities in Canada and overseas.
"The cleaning is relatively simple to do with common products, etc".
In response, Laurentian University announced Wednesday it was suspending classes for the day and moving all classes online until further notice. "While the university will remain open, events that were planned to take place on campus between now and March 13 are cancelled".
The PHU team continues regular communication with health system partners.
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"Currently we are making sure that all surface areas in schools are cleaned daily", read the letter home.
Smook was not the only Thompsonite to attend the PDAC convention. "We recognize that this will be disappointing however we are not prepared to risk illness for unnecessary travel". To date, no one at Boreal has presented with symptoms, despite the fact seven staff members attended PDAC. "I do think it's a good question, and it's a question that needs to be further pursued as we continue with our investigations".
"Our focus is on breaking the chain of transmission to limit the spread of infection and as a precautionary measure, we are asking those who attended the convention to monitor for symptoms for 14 days", Dr. Sutcliffe said.
Dr. Sutcliffe said that evidence suggests that COVID-19 is not contagious until a person begins to show symptoms. She is now in self-isolation and Toronto Public Health is monitoring her situation.
The public is being encouraged to practise basic infection prevention and control precautions to reduce risk, including frequent hand washing and cough etiquette.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing (shortness of breath). Complications from the virus can include serious conditions, like pneumonia or kidney failure, and in some cases, death.
A total of 93 people have been infected with Covid-19 in Canada as of Wednesday, and the first instances of community transmission have been identified, with the cases at the care home in British Columbia.
Five of Ontario's cases have been resolved, meaning the patients have tested negative for the virus in two tests at least 24 hours apart.