Sudbury health unit warns of high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at local business
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising the public of a potential high-risk of exposure to COVID-19 at a Sudbury business Feb. 27. (File)
SUDBURY -- Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising the public of a potential high-risk of exposure to COVID-19 at a Sudbury business Feb. 27.
Affected are anyone who was at Urban Air Adventure Park, 1066 Barrydowne Rd. in Greater Sudbury on that day.
The health unit advises anyone who was at the business Feb. 27 to follow public health guidance:
- You should seek COVID-19 testing as soon as possible. In addition to this, if you are symptomatic or become symptomatic at any time, you should seek testing as soon as possible.
- Even if you receive a negative test result, you must remain home and self-isolate up until and including March 13.
- For the duration of your isolation period, everyone else in your household is required to stay home except for essential reasons. Essential reasons include: attending work, school, or childcare and essential errands such as groceries, attending medical appointments, or picking up prescriptions.
Since the region is currently in the red-control zone of the provincial COVID-19 response framework, everyone is already expected to avoid non-essential travel, only go out for essential reasons and work remotely where possible.
"If you develop even one symptom of COVID-19, everyone in your household is required to self-isolate until you receive a negative test result or are provided an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional," the health unit said Monday in a news release.
"If you are not tested or do not receive an alternate diagnosis, all members of your household must self-isolate as directed by Public Health."
Call the health unit at 705-522-9200, ext. 524, if you develop any symptoms for additional direction.
The self-isolating individual must self-isolate away from other household members, Public Health said.
"Note that if the isolating individual is young and/or cannot isolate apart from other household members, one identified parent or caregiver must also isolate with the individual away from other household members," the release said.
COVID-19 testing appointments can be arranged through the Health Sciences North Assessment Centre: the preferred option is to request an appointment online or call 705-671-7373 during regular business hours.
"Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reminding everyone to follow public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including the more transmissible variants of concern," the release said.
"The safest options are to limit close contact to your own household members, stay home and do not attend work or school when ill, avoid non-essential travel, and remember to practise physical distancing, wear your mask, and wash your hands. For all outings, continue to screen yourself for symptoms and practise COVID-safe behaviours."
For more information or if you have questions, visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705-522-9200, toll-free 1-866-522-9200.