Infection control: general information
Germs that cause infections can be found on surfaces, in food, in water, and even in our own bodily substances. However, there are ways to prevent these germs from getting into our bodies and making us sick.
It is important to practice proper and timely hand washing and to cover your cough and sneeze. These are ways of preventing germs from getting into your body or passing them to others.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts staff promote high standards of infection prevention and control practices in public places such as:
- long-term care homes, hospitals, retirement homes, and other residential settings
- child care centres, schools, and recreational camps
- community settings
- personal services settings such as nail, hair and aesthetic salons, tattooing and micropigmentation (permanent make-up), and body piercing salons
- animal settings which includes fairs and petting zoos
Promoting infection prevention and control practices are done through:
- complaint response
- control of outbreaks in institutional and community settings
- educational resources
For information on best practices for infection prevention and control refer to Public Health Ontario.
Check Before You Go! Inspection and enforcement information
For inspection and enforcement information, visit Check Before You Go! or contact us at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200). Check Before You Go! has information about required and follow-up inspections, infractions, convictions, as well as orders imposed by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.
You can find information related to:
- food premises
- personal services settings
- public pools, spas, and splash pads
- public beaches
- small drinking water systems
- licensed child care settings
- recreational camps
- tobacco and electronic cigarette vendors
This item was last modified on August 20, 2019