Updated COVID-19 guidance and testing sites

Advisory Alert

March 26, 2020

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To: Local Health System Partners


Communication with Public Health

We are streamlining our communication with area health care providers and henceforth will use email to communicate Advisory Alerts with you. If you have not already done so, please send your professional/office email address(es) to us at Health_Protection@phsd.ca immediately. These addresses will be used for the purposes of communicating urgent public health information.

Updated COVID-19 guidance

Please find attached the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance (PDF). This document outlines the following:

At this time, there are no criteria for testing and all specimens will be tested if submitted to the Public Health Ontario Laboratory. See the attached for the list of the groups that should be prioritized for testing in the context of shortages of testing supplies.

 Other highlights from include the following:

COVID-19 testing sites

Public Health Sudbury & Districts maintains a list of COVID-19 assessment centres on our website: https://www.phsd.ca/health-topics-programs/diseases-infections/coronavirus. Please review the webpage for referral processes and hours of operation.

Should you have questions or comments, or for immediate reporting of COVID-19, please contact the Control of Infectious Diseases Program at 705.522.9200, ext. 301 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or after hours at 705.688.4366.


Original Signed By

Dr. Penny Sutcliffe

Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer


This item was last modified on June 30, 2020