Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising of a potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19 for anyone who rode on GOVA Transit Route 1 Main Line on Wednesday, April 7 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
During this time, bus #763 left the Downtown Transit Hub on route to South End Transit Hub and returned to the Downtown Transit Hub.
The Main Line runs from the South End Walmart to New Sudbury Centre via Long Lake Road, Paris Street, Notre Dame Avenue and LaSalle Boulevard, and includes stops at the Downtown Transit Hub and Health Sciences North.
Anyone who rode this route during this time should follow public health guidance:
- Monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 up to April 21 (14 days).
- If you develop symptoms, isolate yourself from others and get tested for COVID-19.
- Testing appointments can be booked online through the Health Sciences North Assessment Centre at https://secure.hsnsudbury.ca/COVID19AppointmentRequest.
- You an also call 705.671.7373 during regular business hours.
- If you do not have symptoms, testing and self-isolation is not required.
Anyone identified by Public Health as a high-risk close contact has been contacted directly by Public Health.
GOVA Transit monitors and manages passenger capacity on its routes on a daily basis to deploy extra buses when necessary to support physical distancing. Riders are reminded to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask and maintaining a safe distance.
Greater Sudbury remains part of the provincewide shutdown to help slow the increase in COVID-19 cases. A stay at home order also remains in effect.
Please continue to do your part and follow public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- limit close contact to your own household members
- stay home unless it’s for an essential outing
- do not attend work or school when ill
- avoid non-essential travel
- practise physical distancing, wear your mask, and wash your hands
Residents are required to wear a face covering or non-medical mask when visiting any indoor City facility or when riding GOVA Transit under the authority of of the provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Widespread use of face coverings by all persons decreases the spread of respiratory droplets. Certain exemptions apply.
Extended detours can now be found on the Routes and Schedules page with the affected routes.
(Updated April 1, 2021 at 9: 00 a.m.)
All GOVA Transit buses have bike racks to transport your bike for free.
Bike racks are located on the front of the bus and can accommodate two bicycles.
Bike rack rules
- It is your responsibility to load, unload and secure the bike without help from the bus driver. All riders use the bike racks at their own risk.
- Due to space limitations, you cannot load or unload your bicycle at the GOVA Downtown Mobility Hub, 9 Elm Street, Sudbury. Please exit and board the bus at least one stop away.
- Bike racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- A bicycle may be transported on-board a bus at the driver’s discretion. The comfort and safety of other passengers cannot be compromised and the bicycle cannot block the aisle.
- Only non-motorized, single-seated, two-wheeled bikes are allowed on the racks.
- A driver may refuse access to a cyclist due to unsafe conditions or if the bicycle has any items on it that could block the driver’s vision or cause a distraction.
- GOVA Transit is not responsible for damages incurred or caused by or to bicycles, or for lost or stolen bicycles.
How to load your bike onto the bike rack
- Before the bus arrives, remove any non-permanent fixtures from your bike. This includes water bottles.
- Alert the driver that you will be loading your bicycle.
- Approach the bus from the curb. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike. The bike rack is located on the front of the bus.
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1. Hold your bike with one hand. You will notice a handle on the bike rack on the front of the bus. Use your other hand to squeeze it.
2. When you squeeze the handle, the rack will lower.
3. Lift or roll your bike into the rack. Place the wheels in the tracks as indicated.
4. Lift the support arm and place it over the wheel.
5. Ensure your bike is securely locked into position and get on the bus.
6. When leaving the bus, tell the bus operator you will be unloading your bicycle and exit from the front door.
7. Once your bike is off the bike rack, fold up the rack to the locked position if no one else is using it.
8. Signal to the bus operator when you are clear of the bus. Make sure you have a clear view of the road before you begin biking.