Man in his 30s tests positive for COVID-19 in Sudbury
The latest COVID-19 case in Greater Sudbury is a man in his 30s, Public Health Sudbury & Districts said Friday morning.. (File)
SUDBURY -- There is a new COVID-19 case in Greater Sudbury, the area's 91st case since the pandemic emerged in March.
The latest case is a man in his 30s, Public Health Sudbury & Districts said Friday morning.
"Through contact tracing, Public Health will notify all close contacts directly," the health unit said in a news release. "If you are not contacted by Public Health, you are not considered a close contact."
The man who tested positive has not been travelling, and the source of his exposure is unknown. He was tested Aug. 5.
After a long period without a new case, the city has seen more than a dozen new cases since July 20, when the city began reopening and several restrictions were lifted. In light of the new cases, Greater Sudbury has slowed down plans to reopen some facilities.
Public Health reminds all residents who are planning to travel to be aware that COVID-19 is still circulating at different levels around the province.
"The safest options are to stay in the area of your home community or to stay in the region," the news release said.
For anyone who has recently travelled, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website for updates on COVID-19 exposures.
If you think you have travelled somewhere (within or outside of Ontario) where you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call Public Health at 705-522-9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).
"Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada is directed to self-isolate for 14 days from their arrival in Canada," the release said.
Other advice from Public Health:
- Although permissible for up to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors, non-essential in-person gatherings of any size should be limited. Limiting our contacts and in-person interactions as much as possible is critical in reducing transmission of COVID-19. With few exceptions, gatherings are currently maxed at 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
- Unless people are from the same household or social circle, they should keep two metres (six feet) apart and wear a face covering if distancing is not possible.
- Face coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces, and they must also be worn in other indoor spaces where distancing is not possible.
- Close contact is permitted within “social circles” and among members from the same household. A social circle can only include up to 10 people and must always be with the same people. You can only belong to one social circle.
For more information or if you have questions or concerns, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about the province’s response to COVID-19.