Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie has confirmed three contract workers who were on site the last week of December have tested positive for COVID-19.
Algoma Steel's media contact, Brenda Stenta, told SooToday that Algoma Public Health's contact tracing has not identified anyone at the steel plant who had close contact on the job.
The workers are self-isolating, and Algoma Steel has stated all necessary sanitation has occurred.
"Since the outset of the pandemic, we have implemented extensive COVID safety protocols in accordance with Algoma Public Health directives and we audit daily to ensure compliance," Stenta said.
To date, 94 cases have been confirmed in the Algoma region. Currently, there are 30 active cases in Algoma residents and one case in a non-Algoma resident temporarily in the area.
Comparatively, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, the Chippewa County Health Department has confirmed 1,525 cases, 968 of which are recovered. The health unit has reported 15 deaths to date, and eight people are currently hospitalized with the virus.