Following the province-wide Home Support Order, which took effect today, temporary changes to a number of Greater Sudbury municipal programs and services are expected to be in place until at least until ‘to Thursday, February 11, the city said in a statement. Press release.
“The new COVID-19 modeling released by the province this week is alarming, and it shows we could go through a very difficult few months before mass vaccinations become available,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger.
“This virus is poised to overwhelm our healthcare system if we don’t get it under control. It is imperative that we take this seriously. Please respect the orders. Stay at home as much as you can. Be smart in the decisions you make. Let us continue to lead by example for the rest of Ontario.
Access to the downtown transit hub will be limited. The kiosk will remain open for the purchase of transit cards and passes, and indoor washrooms will be available, but on-site security will maintain foot traffic and control entry into the terminal. Routes and timetables will be maintained. A mask / face cover is required when using Transit
Indoor leisure activities
Arenas, swimming pools and fitness centers remain closed and all reservations and programs are canceled.
Outdoor leisure activities
The ski slopes remain closed. Pass holders will be contacted with further information.
Some neighborhood outdoor rinks are open, with limited capacity, and others are in the works. Team sports, or other sports or games where people can come within two meters of each other, are not allowed. The country houses are closed.
Queen’s Athletic Skating Oval is now open and the Lake Ramsey Skateway will open as soon as weather conditions permit. Due to temperature fluctuations, operating hours may change without notice. Visit www.greatersudbury.ca/exteriorrinks for updates.
Dog parks are open. Other parks, playgrounds and open spaces are open for passage purposes but cannot be used for team games or sports. Benches, garbage cans, barriers, handrails and other surfaces are not disinfected.
The Jim Gordon Parkway (Bell Park), Delki Dozzi Trail, and Fielding Memorial Park Walking Loop are open for winter hiking.
When using any outdoor installation, users should maintain a distance of two meters from people who are not part of their household. A mask or face covering is recommended when physical distancing is a challenge.
Tom Davies Square
Tom Davies Square is open by appointment only, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Public access is limited to the ground floor, including public washrooms. Contact 311 by phone or live web chat (311.greatersudbury.ca) to make an appointment or discuss other service options.
Libraries and Citizen Service Centers
Libraries and Citizen Service Centers are open for contactless curbside pickup. Visit www.sudburylibraries.ca/covid-19-update for more information and to reserve material to pick up.
Residents requiring assistance from a Citizen Service Center, including the one in Tom Davies Square, should contact 311 by phone or live web chat (311.greatersudbury.ca) or contact the establishment to discuss options. Many services are available by phone or online at www.greatersudbury.ca/eservices. Please avoid all non-essential visits to libraries and citizen service centers.
Garbage and recycling
The household hazardous waste drop-off day scheduled for Saturday, January 16 has been canceled. To make an appointment for the household hazardous waste collection at your home, email [email protected] or call 705-560-9019.
The recycling center’s service counter remains closed and the sale of Grands Bleus, kitchen collectors and backyard composters is temporarily suspended. For more information on ordering Blue Boxes, Green Carts, or Bag Tags, use the Waste Wise app, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/wastewise or contact 311 by phone or live web chat ( 311.greatersudbury.ca)
Landfills remain open, but a limited number of vehicles are allowed on site at a time. Residential road waste collection vehicles and commercial waste carriers are granted priority access. Residents are asked to avoid unnecessary trips to the landfill during the stay-at-home order. Those who must attend should be prepared for longer wait times than usual. To view the live stream on the Sudbury Landfill Site, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/landfill-livestream.
The Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter continues to accept visitors by appointment only. Please call 311 to make arrangements.
-Gather only indoors with the people you live with. No public events organized inside are allowed. People who live alone may consider having close exclusive contact with another household.
-Outdoor events and social gatherings are limited to five people and physical distance should be maintained.
-By provincial decree, residents must stay at home except for essential reasons, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health services, exercising or performing essential work.
-Residents must wear a mask or face covering inside businesses or open organizations. A mask or face covering is also recommended outdoors when physical distancing is a challenge.
-The province has placed a number of restrictions on in-person shopping and indoor dining. Visit www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown for more information.
-Greater Sudbury schools remain open.
-Travel outside of the Greater Sudbury area should only be made for essential purposes. Anyone traveling outside of Ontario during the closed period must self-isolate for 14 days upon return.
-Continue to follow basic but important measures to prevent the spread of the disease. Wash your hands often, wear a mask or face covering, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve, and stay home if you feel sick.
Contact 311 by phone or live web chat (311.greatersudbury.ca) for unauthorized use of closed urban facilities, people not self-isolating after international travel, continued operation of non-essential businesses, as mandated by the Province of Ontario, organize indoor social events and gatherings, or outdoor gatherings with more than five people. Or questions about provincial rules and regulations or their effect on City programs and services.
Enforcement of COVID-19 legislation is a joint initiative of municipal officers, Sudbury & District Public Health and the Greater Sudbury Police Department. Representatives from 311 will record your complaint and direct it to the appropriate party based on the time of day, severity, and type of issue.
As part of the state of emergency, the province strengthened the authority of local enforcement agents (police and regulatory officers). The city is working with local partners to finalize details of any changes to enforcement efforts and will provide more information in the coming days.
For up-to-date information and details on service changes related to COVID-19, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/COVID.
For local information on COVID-19, visit www.phsd.ca/covid-19.
For information on provincial public health measures during the state of emergency, visit www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown.