Public Health Sudbury & Districts advises of a potential high-risk public exposure to COVID-19

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Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising the public of a potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 specifically for anyone who attended a social gathering in the woods near Ecole Secondaire Hanmer (4800 Notre Dame Ave) in Hanmer on September 11, 2021, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Actions to take for potential exposure:

Anyone who attended this gathering is advised to follow public health guidance:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, immediately self-isolate 10 days from date of exposure.
  • If you are fully vaccinated (you have received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to exposure dates noted above), and do not have an immunocompromising condition, you are not required to self-isolate.
  • Contact Public Health Sudbury & Districts for additional information at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200), ext. 718 or your local public health unit.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, book a COVID-19 test as soon as possible and a second test 7 days after the date of exposure.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, book a COVID-19 test 7 days after the date of exposure.
  • Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days from potential exposure.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, self-isolate immediately if symptoms develop and seek testing.

COVID-19 testing appointments can be arranged through the Health Sciences North Assessment Centre: the preferred option is to request an appointment online (Health Sciences North, 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 safest options are to limit close contact to your own household members, stay home and do not attend work or school when ill, work from home if possible, 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, please visit or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

This item was last modified on September 16, 2021