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Face masks now required when visiting Sudbury health unit

‘This is the case whether you are receiving services that involve close contact or not’
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Visiting the Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) now means you must be wearing a face mask. The new edict comes into effect today, Thursday, July 2.

"If you are visiting our office locations for service, you will need to wear a face-covering (e.g. medical or a non-medical mask or other face covering) at all times," said a news release from the health unit

"This is the case whether you are receiving services that involve close contact or not. Certain exceptions may apply (for example, based on age or medical circumstances)."

PHSD also said it is encouraging citizens to bring their own mask. For those who don't have a mask, the health unit will supply one for your appointment, supplies permitting. 

Previously, face masks were required only in situations where social distancing (two metres apart) was not possible in PHSD offices. 

"For your safety and ours, it’s just better this way," said the news release. "Our facilities and staff follow all provincial guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. Public Health is at your service."

To learn more about PHSD services and some of the changes in place due to COVID-19, visit the health unit website here.



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