Public Service Announcement: Face coverings required in Sudbury and districts businesses and public transit, starting Wednesday

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reminding residents that effective tomorrow, July 8, 2020, you will be required to wear a face covering in all commercial establishments and on public transit throughout the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts.

“As we all work to prevent COVID-19 cases and keep people, our health system, and our economy safe, customers and clients are required to wear a face covering when entering commercial establishments or public transit,” said Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Medical Officer of Health with Public Health Sudbury & Districts. “When you go out, be sure to take your face covering so that when you go into a store, you can put it on and know that you are doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure we can continue to re-open safely and successfully,” said Dr. Penny Sutcliffe.

Watch a reminder from Dr. Penny Sutcliffe

As some people are exempt from the requirement, you may see people without face coverings—please be respectful. The goal is to ensure the best protection possible (including for those who cannot wear face coverings) until a vaccine or specific treatment are available. We all have a role to play and it is everyone’s responsibility and in everyone’s best interests to put the brakes on COVID-19. Continue to be respectful and patient and follow the face covering policy of the business you are visiting.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has published frequently asked questions about the new requirements at For more information please visit or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

This item was last modified on July 7, 2020