Statement from the Mayor – November 19th, 2021

Nov 19, 2021

In recent weeks and days, I have been saddened by the growing number of COVID-related fatalities in our community and I would like to extend my condolences to the families of each individual during this extremely difficult time.

While our city enjoys a high vaccination rate alongside the rest of the province, we might assume that COVID-19 is behind us. However, a growing surge in positive cases and our most recent losses are a grave reminder that this virus still has an impact on our community and people.

As our case numbers continue to climb, I ask each and every one of you to refocus on stopping the spread of COVID-19 and please follow the additional measures put in place by the Medical Officer of Health. Be mindful of reduced capacity limits and physical distancing requirements, wear a mask at indoor and outdoor public events, minimize your outings and get vaccinated.

I know this will be difficult, but as we approach the holiday season it is a necessary, short-term measure to reduce the risk and ensure we can all gather safely around our loved ones.

Thank you for your commitment to doing your part. I am confident that if we all work together, we can once again return to eased restrictions alongside the rest of the province.

Stay safe and stay strong, Greater Sudbury.

Mayor Brian Bigger
City of Greater Sudbury

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Hugh Kruzel
Office of the Mayor
City of Greater Sudbury
Phone: 705-674-4455 ext. 2521