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.)
Want to find out in real-time how long it will take your bus to arrive at your stop?
- Check out our MyBus App.
Every GOVA Transit bus has a GPS that allows you to track the location of buses travelling to your stop. This allows you to get you to the minute information on bus arrival times.
How to Use the MyBus App
Open the MyBus App on your computer, smart phone or tablet and type your four digit bus stop number into the search box. If you are at your bus stop, the number is displayed on the bus stop sign.
The MyBus App will display the number of minutes until the arrival of the next bus at your stop as well as your route number.
Don’t know your bus stop number?
- Go to MyBus and click on “Stops” to see a list of all bus stop numbers.
- You can also go to MyBus and click on Trip Planner. Google Maps will show where you have to walk to get to your nearest bus stop, which bus route to take, when the next bus will arrive at the stop and when you’ll get to where you want to go!
Please arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes before a scheduled pick-up time. It’s best to plan for unexpected delays while you’re walking.