COVID-19 Update from the City of Greater Sudbury

11-Mar-2020

COVID-19 Update from the City of Greater Sudbury

With the first case of COVID-19 reported in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts, the City of Greater Sudbury continues to work closely with Public Health Sudbury & Districts and community partners to monitor the situation and respond appropriately.

We continue to follow the guidance of our local experts in Public Health. While the virus is not currently circulating locally, the situation is evolving and we are taking steps to help protect the health of our community:

Facilities

All City facilities, including Tom Davies Square, arenas, community centres and libraries, remain open and operational.

We are undertaking enhanced cleaning of high touch areas, including door handles, elevator buttons, service counters and railings, in all of our facilities. Additional hand-sanitizing stations and signage are in place in facility entrances.

Transit

Gova Transit is performing additional cleaning and disinfection of all buses with a focus on touch and grab points, such as buttons, railings, handles and straps.

City programming/events

All programs, events and public meetings continue to run as scheduled. For questions about programs and events run by community groups, please contact the event organizer.

Pioneer Manor

Pioneer Manor continues to follow their respiratory protocols and ask screening questions of all visitors.

Tips for protecting yourself

Residents are reminded to continue to follow basic but important preventative steps to prevent the spread of illness, including COVID-19. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • Stay home when you are ill
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
  • If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 for the most credible, local information about COVID-19, including how to prevent spread, how to monitor your health, and what to do if you think you are sick. For additional information, call Public Health at 705-522-9200 (toll-free 1-866-522-9200). Call volumes may be higher than normal, however, residents can leave a voicemail and a Public Health staff member will return their call.