Public Health Sudbury & Districts declares COVID-19 outbreak at local shelter and warming centre and advises of a potential high-risk public exposure

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Salvation Army Cedar Place shelter at 261 Cedar Street, and the YMCA Warming Centre at 140 Durham Street, in Greater Sudbury. Public Health is also advising the public of a potential high-risk of exposure to COVID-19 for anyone who attended these facilities on the following dates:

  • Salvation Army Cedar Place shelter – March 9
  • YMCA Warming Centre – March 14

Public Health is working with the service operators to determine if individuals can be contacted directly. However, Public Health might not have information to contact everyone who may have been exposed.

Actions to take:

Anyone who attended these facilities should:

  • Carefully self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Self-isolate immediately if symptoms develop. Please seek assistance from local service agencies if you require support with self-isolation.
  • Seek testing. Clients can seek testing information through the shelter and warming centre. Public Health is also working closely with partners to provide asymptotic testing to clients. More details will be communicated directly to clients, through those agencies.

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.

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). Public Health returns all calls received; however, at times, inquiry volumes are high. Patience is appreciated.

This item was last modified on March 16, 2021