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Sudbury & Districts Public Health is advising the public of potential high risk exposure to COVID-19, especially for anyone who has attended a social gathering in the woods near Hanmer High School (4800 Notre Dame Avenue) in Hanmer on September 11, 2021, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Measures to be taken in the event of potential exposure:

Everyone who attended this gathering is advised to follow the public health guidelines:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, self-isolate immediately 10 days after the date of exposure.
  • If you are fully vaccinated (you received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the exposure dates listed above) and you do not have an immunocompromised disease, you do not have to to isolate you.
  • Contact Sudbury & Districts Public Health for more information at 705.522.9200 (toll free 1.866.522.9200), ext. 718 or your local public health unit.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, book a COVID-19 test as soon as possible and a second test 7 days after the date of exposure.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, book a COVID-19 test 7 days after the date of exposure.
  • Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days from potential exposure.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, isolate yourself immediately if symptoms appear and get tested.

Appointments for COVID-19 testing can be arranged through the North Health Sciences Assessment Center: 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.

Sudbury & Districts Public Health reminds everyone to follow public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the most transmissible variants of concern. The safest options are to limit close contact with members of your own household, stay home and not go to work or school if you are sick, work from home if possible, avoid non-essential travel and remember to practice physical distancing, wear your mask and wash your hands. For all outings, continue to screen yourself for symptoms and adopt safe behaviors for COVID.

For more information or if you have any questions, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Sudbury & Districts Public Health at 705.522.9200 (toll free 1.866.522.9200).

This article was last modified on September 16, 2021