COVID-19: Respond, Recover, Restore Infographic

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Info-graphic depicting the COVID-19 response, recovery, and restoring activities in the Public Health Sudbury & Districts area. Please see alt-text below.

June 17th, 2021

Since March 2020, Public Health Sudbury & Districts has been sharply focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As immunization rates rise, we are turning the corner to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for our collective recovery. Public Health is part of this recovery journey as we work toward restoring our full system capacity to create equal opportunities for health for all.

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Activities

What we have been doing since the beginning of the pandemic

Resource/financial costs

Financial implications:

How did we respond to COVID-19

This bar graph depicts case counts and vaccine doses administered. Data for this graph can be found in the table below.

Data Sources:
Cases: Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat, Data Catalogue, Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. https://data.ontario.ca/dataset/confirmed-positive-cases-of-covid-19-in-ontario (Accessed June 15, 2021) Vaccine Doses Administered: Public Health Sudbury & Districts Internal Data

Week EndingCases (Weekly)Vaccine Doses Administered (Cumulative)
2020/03/0730
2020/03/1410
2020/03/21150
2020/03/28110
2020/04/0460
2020/04/1180
2020/04/1820
2020/04/2570
2020/05/0250
2020/05/0920
2020/05/1620
2020/05/2310
2020/05/3000
2020/06/0600
2020/06/1300
2020/06/2030
2020/06/2700
2020/07/0400
2020/07/1100
2020/07/1810
2020/07/25100
2020/08/01110
2020/08/0830
2020/08/1510
2020/08/2220
2020/08/2920
2020/09/0520
2020/09/1230
2020/09/1920
2020/09/2650
2020/10/0310
2020/10/1020
2020/10/1720
2020/10/24130
2020/10/31100
2020/11/07560
2020/11/14210
2020/11/21120
2020/11/2880
2020/12/0570
2020/12/1260
2020/12/19120
2020/12/26150
2021/01/02380
2021/01/09550
2021/01/1641133
2021/01/2376133
2021/01/3043936
2021/02/06241 164
2021/02/13261 866
2021/02/20231 866
2021/02/27936 950
2021/03/0618811 617
2021/03/1319417 681
2021/03/2019522 996
2021/03/2716529 428
2021/04/0315940 788
2021/04/1016750 558
2021/04/179364 984
2021/04/245475 350
2021/05/016579 602
2021/05/083689 261
2021/05/153198 241
2021/05/2225107 977
2021/05/2920115 240
2021/06/057128 645
2021/06/128139 062
2021/06/190142 792

A need to recover from the impacts of COVID-19

The pandemic itself and pandemic control measures have impacted the health of our community and we need to recover. The pandemic also has meant changes to Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ services, including decreases in referrals from social services and health providers—themselves impacted by the pandemic, severe service reductions or suspensions, and services delivered virtually. There are direct and indirect consequences for health. These are felt immediately but shockwaves will likely extend far into the future. Below are just a few examples of impacts that point to post-pandemic recovery priorities for Public Health.

Restoring Public Health Programs and services – post pandemic priorities

The pandemic has meant readjustments and impacts for all of us, and we need to find ways to restore our balance and find our new path forward. For Public Health, just as managing COVID-19 cases, investigating contacts, and mounting mass immunization campaigns have been monumental tasks, so too will be our restoration path forward.

First, we need to remember those we have lost, offer our profound thanks to all essential workers who continued to serve at the frontline throughout the pandemic, and take time to restore ourselves and consider the lessons learned and how we would now like our lives to unfold—individually and collectively.

We are rebuilding after a widespread disruption to our social support networks, income, education, and health systems. We can build back better, where restoration means reflecting on and learning from the lessons of the pandemic.

The collective effort required to get through the pandemic together has strengthened our kindness  muscles—our ability to feel empathy for others, to be patient and to understand that we are not all healthy and safe until we all have opportunities to be healthy and safe. For Public Health Sudbury & Districts this will mean community engagement to support opportunities for health for all in area communities. Among other things, the pandemic has reinforced our need to:

We have proven time after time that we are resilient. As a community, with hope, belonging, meaning, and purpose we can be proud of how we have responded, be dedicated to recovery, and be committed to restoring a bright future for ourselves, our families and our communities.

The pandemic has presented challenges for us all. The response has been an unprecedented whole-of-society undertaking. The leadership and contributions of Public Health Sudbury & Districts has been possible through partnership with many others. It is through the strong fabric of our communities, woven together by our relationships with and supports for one another, that we are getting through to the other side. It is through these attributes that we will recover from the pandemic and restore a brighter future for everyone.


This item was last modified on July 5, 2021