REPORTING LOCAL CASES IN SUDBURY & MANITOULIN DISTRICTS
With expectations that the number of COVID-19 cases in the Sudbury & Manitoulin districts will continue to increase, Public Health Sudbury & Districts will post daily updates on its website. Positive cases will be posted in real-time, and numbers related to the following will be updated on specific daily time cycles: negative test results, cases currently under investigation with test results pending, confirmed positive test results, and resolved cases.
All public health units across Ontario work together as a system with the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario, and other partners to investigate and respond to cases of COVID-19.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 ONLINE SELF-ASSESSMENT
- Use the Ministry of Health self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.
- Public Health Sudbury & Districts COVID-19 call centre
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with someone who has it, or would like general information about COVID-19, call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).
Call Telehealth Ontario for medical advice at 1.866.797.0000 (TTY 1.866.797.0007). Be sure to mention your symptoms and your travel history, including the countries you visited.
- Your health care provider
Call ahead and tell them that you have a respiratory illness. You may be asked to wear a mask while waiting for or receiving treatment to prevent the spread of illness.
COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRES:
Important: These centres are for clients who require further assessment and possibly testing. Appointments are required. Walk-ins will not be seen. Not everyone will be tested. DO NOT present yourself at an emergency department or health care provider’s office.
Follow these instructions:
HEALTH SCIENCES NORTH (HSN) ASSESSMENT CENTRE
- Clients MUST call 705.671.7373 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 7 days per week.
Assessment Centre online information
MANITOULIN HEALTH CENTRE (MHC)
- Clients must call MHC (Mindemoya 705.377.5311, Little Current 705.368.2300). Calls are answered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (seven days a week).
- The MHC Centres are open Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Assessment Centre’s online information
ESPANOLA AND AREA COMMUNITIES (MOBILE ASSESSMENT CENTRE)
- For clients in Nairn, McKerrow, Massey, Sagamok, Webwood, Espanola, and Birch Island.
- Clients MUST first be screened by Telehealth Ontario, Public Health Sudbury & Districts, Family Physician’s Office, Sagamok Wellness Centre, or Birch Island Health Centre.
- If you meet the screening criteria, your health care provider will give you the number for the COVID-19 Assessment Centre phone line.
Assessment Centre online information
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about the province’s response to COVID-19.
ALGOMA DISTRICT PROTOCOLS
“Given the transmission of the virus around the world, having a confirmed case in our region is not unexpected,” said Dr. Jennifer Loo, Public Health Algoma Associate Medical Officer of Health. “Across Algoma communities, our health professionals and partners across all sectors have been preparing for COVID-19. Now, more than ever, we are asking all Algoma citizens to help prevent the spread of this virus, especially through the use of social distancing measures.” The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health continue to advise all travellers to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving back in Canada from international travel.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing (shortness of breath).
To protect loved ones and those around them, Algoma residents who are feeling sick should stay home until they no longer have any symptoms.
If you are feeling unwell and have recently returned from travel,
Take a self-assessment online using the Ministry of Health self-assessment tool
Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
Consult your family physician or nurse practitioner
Call Algoma Public Health at 705-759-5404 or TF 1-866-892-0172, ext. 5404
If you need immediate medical assistance, please call 911, and tell first responders about your symptoms and any recent travel, so that appropriate precautions can be put in place.
To help protect the capacity of Algoma clinics and hospitals so that they can continue to care for those who need urgent treatment every day, please understand that COVID-19 testing is not recommended or appropriate for everyone.
Continue to encourage people to connect with trusted sources for COVID-19 information including the following websites:
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19 ontario.ca/coronavirus