Community survey results (COVID-19)

Experiences and impacts of COVID-19 in Sudbury and districts

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Public Health Sudbury & Districts conducted an online bilingual community survey to understand how COVID-19 is affecting and impacting residents in Sudbury and districts. The survey was open and advertised on social media over twelve days from April 29, 2020 to May 10, 2020. These results are used to inform public health planning and service coordination.

Sample

Primary Sources of Information about COVID-19

Key findings:

This bar graph depicts the response to the question “When staying informed about COVID-19, which sources of information do you look to?” Data for this graph can be found in the table below.

Sources of InformationTotalDistricts
News outlets82%81%
Regular updates from local public health 69%69%
Provincial Health Agency 67%69%
Federal Health Agency 62%69%
Municipal Health Agency 52%49%
Facebook38%38%
Place of employment, Universities, Colleges23%28%
Family, Friends, Neighbors, Colleagues21%19%
Twitter9%4%

Precautions Taken to Reduce Risk

Key findings:

This bar graph depicts the response to the question “Which of the following precautions have you taken to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19?” Data for this graph can be found in the table below.

PrecautionsTotalDistricts
Washed my hands more regularly91%91%
Avoided leaving the house for non-essential reasons87%84%
Stayed at least 2 meters away from other people 86%87%
Eliminated in-person visits with friends and non-immediate family85%86%
Tried to reduce touching my face79%77%
Connected with friends and family virtually76%73%
Shopped alone rather than with family or friends75%79%
Stocked up on essential supplies, excluding prescriptions53%54%
Eliminated in-person interactions of children with others outside of household46%49%
Made a plan for communicating with family, friends and neighbours44%43%
Wore a mask when outside of home40%26%
Filled prescriptions37%39%
Stayed home when ill34%36%
Used a delivery service for groceries, prescriptions or takeout meals32%22%
Made a plan to care for household members who could become ill with COVID-1921%17%
Made a plan to care for other non-household members (e.g., elderly relatives)17%18%

Personal Situational Assessment

Key findings:

This bar graph depicts the response to the question “Thinking about the last 7 days, which of the following statements apply to you?” Data for this graph can be found in the table below.

StatementTotalDistricts
I have a supportive family and/or friends around them79%80%
I have participated in some form of physical activity for 30 minutes or longer59%62%
I have actively participated in an enjoyable hobby or activity56%61%
I have made it a point to eat nutritionally balanced and wholesome meals54%50%
I have spent facetime with a social or activity group38%34%
I have practiced some form of deep relaxation exercises (e.g., meditation, yoga)22%20%
I have used free programs and services online19%14%
I have applied for subsidies for economic relief13%9%
I have attended spiritual services online8%10%

Impact of COVID-19

Key findings:

This bar graph depicts the response to the question “Thinking about how COVID-19 has changed our lives, which of the following are you worried about?” Data for this graph can be found in the table below.

WorriesTotal Districts
Impact on personal or household members' mental health55%57%
Impact on persoal or household members' social life50%52%
The safety of friends/family whose health is frail46%51%
Impact on personal or household members' physical health43%40%
Impact on personal or household members' safety33%29%
Loss of in-person health-related services32%29%
Impact on child/children’s education31%31%
Burning out27%23%
Loss of personal or household income25%23%
Loss of in-person community-based programs23%23%
Finding someone to cover caregiving responsibilities for others6%8%
Impact on personal education4%6%
Loss of food programs or services 4%3%
Potential loss of support from other people3%5%
Impact of having limited or no access to technology or internet3%4%


This item was last modified on June 24, 2020