Statement from Mayor Bigger

Mar 16, 2020

Today, Mayor Brian Bigger received news from Public Health Sudbury and District indicating that his test was negative and he does not have the COVID-19 virus. Mayor Bigger is relieved but would like to remind all residents of Greater Sudbury to remain vigilant in practicing the simple and prevention methods such as handwashing, not touching your face,covering your cough or sneeze, putting tissues in waste baskets and washing your hands afterwards, staying home when feeling sick and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. He would also like to reiterate his support and appreciation for all of the hardworking people in public health, at HSN and the many front-line workers and staff across the City of Greater Sudbury who are working day and night during these extraordinary times.

“I am relieved and will be returning to work immediately, but making measured decisions as to the amount of activity and interaction that is required at this time. I am also thinking of those who are or may be ill. My thoughts are with all of our community members at this time. I would like to reiterate that we need to follow the directions of the experts and I want to reinforce the need to take all possible precautions. 

I would like to remind everybody to continue to stay informed, monitor for symptoms and to follow the lead of our public health experts. Go to the Public Health’s website for details if you have questions or are seeking information. This is a serious matter – please get your information from reliable sources. As well, let’s all keep an eye on ourselves, our loved ones and each other. If you are sick, call your doctor or public health. Please do not go to the hospital. Let's work together so we can all remain a healthy and strong in Greater Sudbury.”

Brian Bigger
Mayor, City of Greater Sudbury

Melissa Zanette
Chief of Staff
Office of the Mayor of Greater Sudbury