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.)
Use Trip Planner to plan your next trip on GOVA.
Trip Planner is a free online tool that integrates GOVA Transit routes and schedules into Google Maps.
It will show you how to get to your nearest bus stop, which bus to take to get where you want to go, and how long it will take.
How do I use Trip Planner?
- Enter your address. If you enter your home address, it will include walking directions to your nearest bus stop. You can narrow your search by entering the name of your community after your address.
- Enter the address of your destination. This can be a street name and number, the names of two streets at an intersection, a business name or a local landmark. The City of Greater Sudbury is not responsible for business names and landmarks available on Google Maps. If you cannot find the business name or landmark, try entering the street name and number.
- Enter the date you wish to travel.
- Enter the time you would like to leave or the time you would like to arrive at your destination.
- Trip Planner will calculate the closest GOVA Transit schedule to your preferred times. You can choose the best route, the route with the fewest transfers or the route with the least walking.
Will Trip Planner notify me of delays?
Trip Planner does not give information on:
- temporary detours or service disruptions,
- GOVA Zone (TransCab) routes,
- GOVA Plus (Handi-Transit) routes,
- special shuttles or charters.
Scheduled times may not match the real-time progress of your bus. To find out how long it will take until the next bus reaches your stop, check out our MyBus app. It provides real-time information on City buses.
Tips for Using Trip Planner
- Google street view displays ground-level images of local streets and buildings to help you find your way.
- Google Maps can generate an output that is compatible with screen readers for visually impaired users.
- To print your Google Map, create and edit Custom Maps.
- To upgrade your menu and map settings or for help, select the text icon in the far upper left corner of your directions screen.
Disclaimer: The City of Greater Sudbury is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of any information provided by Google Maps and does not validate any trip planning information provided.