Public Health Sudbury & Districts advises of a potential high-risk public exposure to COVID-19 at The GrandIssued: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising the public of a potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19, specifically for anyone who attended The Grand (28 Elgin Street) in Greater Sudbury. Due to the findings of Public Health’s investigation and the high risk of transmission, anyone on the dance floor at The Grand between 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021, and 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021, must self-isolate immediately, up to and including October 13, 2021, regardless of vaccination status. Self-isolation means you must stay home and isolate away from others in your home. This includes, for example, not attending any gatherings this Thanksgiving weekend.
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:
- Self-isolate immediately, up to and including October 13, 2021, regardless of vaccination status.
- If you are experiencing symptoms, seek testing as soon as possible.
- If you are not experiencing symptoms, seek testing between October 10 and 12, 2021.
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).