City Evaluating Provincial Announcements and Effect on Municipal Services

15-May-2020

The City of Greater Sudbury is evaluating details related to the Province’s announcement on May 14, including the reopening of some workplaces, seasonal activities and healthcare settings.

The City is awaiting further information from the Province to determine what this means for municipal services and facilities. 

“The Province is beginning to slowly lift restrictions, and we can now begin to explore the safe opening of some of our amenities, while keeping our local situation in mind,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “But before we simply open the doors, we must ensure we’re ready to do so with the safety of residents and staff top of mind. We are consulting with our local Public Health experts, and following guidelines provided by the Province, and will have news early next week on potential reopenings.”

COVID-19 Reminders and Victoria Day Municipal Service Schedule:

•    Municipal boat launches are open to the public. The City will monitor the use of boat launches, and signage has been put in place to inform residents on proper physical distancing rules while using these amenities. 
•    Greater Sudbury landfills will close on Victoria Day (May 18) but remain open to the public on Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access is limited to four or six vehicles at a time. Roadside collection of household waste is not affected by the holiday.
•    As of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is lifting the Restricted Fire Zone in Ontario, therefore the open air fire ban will no longer be in effect across Greater Sudbury. For more information, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/fireservices.
•    GOVA Transit will follow holiday routes and schedules on Victoria Day (May 18). For information, visit http://www.greatersudbury.ca/holidays or call 705-675-3333. Passengers must enter and exit through the rear bus doors unless they are using a mobility device. Fares have been temporarily waived. Use public transit only when necessary, as recommended by Public Health.
•    The Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter will not accept appointments for visits on Monday, May 18. Residents who are interested in adopting a pet must call 311 to schedule a visit.

Parks amenities, playgrounds, and other municipal outdoor recreational amenities remain closed as part of the Province’s emergency orders, to support physical distancing and help limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community.

For COVID-19 updates and information related to City services, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/covid, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/GreaterSudbury and www.twitter.com/GreaterSudbury.