COVID-19 Update: Greater Sudbury Enters Step One of Province's Reopening Plan

11-Jun-2021

As of Friday, June 11, Greater Sudbury will enter step one of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province

“With our community vaccination program in full swing and case numbers going down across Ontario, it feels like we’re finally seeing some bright light at the end of a very long tunnel,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “Beginning step one of the reopening framework is a very positive sign of better days ahead, but remember that we’re not yet back to normal. So let’s continue to make smart choices. Keep wearing your mask, follow the public health guidelines and get your vaccination if you haven’t yet done so.”

The first step of the Province’s plan means the following changes for City facilities and services.

Campgrounds
Municipal campgrounds at Centennial Park, Ella Lake Campground and Whitewater Lake Trailer Park will be open for overnight camping beginning June 11. Reservations can be made by contacting the campground directly:
• Centennial Park - 705-866-0338
• Ella Lake - 705-858-5101
• Whitewater Lake - 705-983-5609

For more information, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/play/campgrounds-and-trailer-parks/.

Outdoor Recreational Amenities
Play fields may now be booked for sports training for up to 10 people, with restrictions. For more information about booking, please contact 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca). No games or practices are permitted.

As a reminder, these amenities are also open:
• Splash pads
• Municipal boat launches
• Tennis, basketball and pickleball courts
• Skate and BMX parks
• Selkirk disc golf facility
• Parks, playgrounds, trails and other open spaces

Users must maintain a distance of two metres from people who are not part of their household. A mask or face covering is recommended when physical distancing is a challenge. Benches, waste bins, gates, handrails and other surfaces are not sanitized.

Seven municipal beaches are set to open with lifeguard supervision beginning Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Garbage and Recycling
The front counter at the Recycling Centre will reopen on June 11 for the purchase of backyard composters, kitchen collectors and Big Blues. The counter will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

Blue boxes and green carts will continue to be available for home delivery by placing an order through the Waste Wise app, online at www.greatersudbury.ca/wastewise or by contacting 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca).

The Reuse Center at the Sudbury Landfill will reopen on Saturday, June 12. The Household Hazardous Waste Depot will reopen for scheduled drop-off days beginning July 10. The schedule for drop-off days can be accessed through Waste Wise or by contacting 311. The Toxic Taxi will continue to operate for contactless home collection of residential household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, residents can email toxictaxi@greatersudbury.ca or call 705-560-9019.

Cemetery Services
Effective June 11, funerals and interment services allow for up to 25 people indoors at the Civic Memorial Mausoleum, or up to 50 people outdoors with a Funeral Director in charge. Physical distancing must be maintained. Masks are required for all guests and staff.

Reminder on Indoor City Facilities
• Services at Tom Davies Square remain available by appointment. Contact 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca) to make an appointment or discuss alternate service. Many services are available by telephone or through the Customer Service Portal at 311.greatersudbury.ca.
• Libraries and Citizen Service Centres remain open for contactless curbside pickup. For more information, visit www.sudburylibraries.ca/covid-19-update.
• The Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter is open by appointment only. Contact 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca) to make an appointment.
• All indoor recreational facilities remain closed.

Other Reminders
• The first step of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen permits the resumption of some activities related to retail, outdoor dining and other outdoor activities. For details, visit www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario.
• As of June 11, the permitted size for an outdoor gathering increases to 10 people.
• Indoor organized events and social gatherings are not permitted, except with members of the same household. Those who live alone can have close contact with only one other household.
• Residents must continue to wear a mask or face covering inside businesses or organizations. A mask or face covering is also recommended outdoors when physical distancing is a challenge.
• Continue to follow basic but important measures to prevent the spread of illness. Wash your hands often, wear a mask or face covering, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve and stay home if you feel sick.

Important Information about 311
In order to allow Public Health Sudbury & Districts to focus their efforts on health-related inquiries and vaccine planning and implementation, residents are encouraged to contact 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca) for:
• Questions about provincial rules and regulations or effects on City programs and services.
• Organized events and social gatherings that exceed what is permitted by the Province.
• Public use of closed municipal facilities.
• Complaints about non-compliance of businesses or services, as mandated by the Province

The enforcement of COVID-19 legislation is a joint initiative by City By-law Officers, Public Health Sudbury & Districts and the Greater Sudbury Police Service. 311 representatives will log your complaint, and direct it to the appropriate party based on time of day, and severity and type of issue.

For COVID-19 updates and information related to City services, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/covid or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

For the most up-to-date local information on COVID-19, visit the Public Health Sudbury & Districts website at www.phsd.ca/coronavirus.