Public Health Sudbury & Districts advises of a potential high-risk public exposure to COVID-19Issued: Friday, October 8, 2021
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising the public of a potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19, specifically for anyone who attended a large social gathering at 2681 Whippoorwill Avenue in Greater Sudbury on Friday, October 1, 2021, between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m.
Actions to take for potential exposure:
Any individual who was present on the date and time listed in the potential exposure above is advised to follow public health guidance:
- If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, immediately self-isolate up to and including October 11, 2021.
- If you are fully vaccinated (you have received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to exposure date noted above), and do not have an immunocompromising condition, you are not required to self-isolate.
- Book a COVID-19 test (PCR)as soon as possible. This applies to everyone, regardless of your vaccination status (that is, anyone who is not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or fully vaccinated).
- Based on guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health, rapid antigen tests should not be used to test for COVID-19 infection in symptomatic individuals, individuals with known contact with a COVID-19 case, or in outbreaks. Any individual who was present on the date and time listed in the potential exposure above is advised to book an appointment for PCR 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, https://secure.hsnsudbury.ca/COVID19AppointmentRequest) 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. Though no single measure on its own is 100% perfect, wearing a mask and ensuring you are fully vaccinated will reduce your risk of contracting or experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms. By using many layers of protection against COVID-19 you lower your risks of getting or spreading COVID-19. 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 a list of low-risk COVID-19 exposures in the community, visit phsd.ca/COVID-19/data. For more information or if you have questions, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).