SUDBURY -- Public Health Sudbury & Districts reported a new COVID-19 case Thursday evening.

The person is from Greater Sudbury and was tested Oct. 7. The source of infection is travel related and the person is self-isolating.

"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 health unit said the safest options to avoid infection are to avoid non-essential travel, limit indoor gatherings to your own household, and otherwise be outdoors or go virtual, practise physical distancing, masking, and handwashing, and of course, stay away if you have any symptoms.

"Although permissible for up to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors, in-person gatherings of any size should be limited and should always include distance and masking when distancing is not possible," Public Health said. "Limiting our contacts and in-person interactions as much as possible is critical in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Unless people are from the same household, 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 must also be worn in other indoor spaces where distancing is not possible.

As of Oct. 3, is pausing social circles and advising that all Ontarians have close contact only with people living in their own household and maintain two metres physical distancing from everyone else.

Individuals who live alone may consider having close contact with another household.