COVID-19 Resources for Individuals, Families and Seniors


There are a number of resources, supports and programs available to individuals, families and businesses during these challenging times. Please click on the following links and resources below to access the information.

Federal Government

The Federal Government has released a number of measures, programs and supports for individuals, seniors, families and businesses due to COVID-19. Click HERE to visit their Economic Response Plan. 

Canada COVID-19 App

Provincial Government

Click HERE to visit the Province of Ontario's website and find out about information and supports available.

April 1, 2021: Ontario implements Province-wide Emergency Brake

March 5, 2021: Toronto, Peel and North Bay-Parry Sound returning to COVID-19 Framework. Seven other Health Units moving to New Levels in the Framework. 

Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open

December 30, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Releases Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Public Health Sudbury & Districts

As of April 30, adults 55+ in 2021 will be eligible to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.




 



With a stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply, the Government of Ontario has also announced an accelerated timeline for Phase 2 rollout to provide more first doses across the province and increase community protection.

 

The table below outlines the province’s anticipated schedule to expand COVID-19 vaccine booking eligibility over the next month. As always, this will regularly be evaluated in the context of vaccine supply and implementation. The province also noted that in addition to these timelines, AstraZeneca eligibility remains at 40+.

 

 

Week of April 26

Week of May 3

Week of May 10

Week of May 17

Week of May 24

Allocation Method

75% all PHU + 25% to hotspots

50% all PHU + 50% to hotspots

50% all PHU + 50% to hotspots

Allocation on per capita basis3

Allocation on per capita basis3

Provincial Age Band

April 30:

Age band to 55+

Age band to 50+

Age band to 40+

Age band 30+

Age 18+

Hotspot Age Band

April 27:

Age band to 45+ in hotspots2

Age band to 18+ in hotspots

 

 

 

Health Conditions

At Highest Risk Health Conditions - continues

High Risk Health Conditions

At risk health conditions

 

 

Cannot Work from Home

April 29:

Licensed Childcare workers

Cannot work from home Group 1

Cannot work from home Group 2

 

 

 

If you are eligible and have not yet booked your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please do so by calling our local booking centre:

- Main line: call 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505), between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.
 - Alternate line: call 1.844.782.2273, between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

 

Or book online using the following link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

For more information or if you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200). Public Health returns all calls received; however, at times, inquiry volumes are high. Patience is appreciated.


NEMI Vulnerable Persons Network

If you are a resident of NEMI and are in need of assistance, a group of volunteers are building a network to make sure everybody has a helping hand during this public health emergency. If you want your name added to this network, please call Debbie at the Expositor Office at (705) 368-2744 or after hours email: expositor@manitoulin.ca 

Hydro One Pandemic Relief Program

Hydro One has created a Pandemic Relief Program to help Hydro One customers who are struggling to pay their electricity bills during COVID-19.  If you are in need of assistance, please contact them at 1-888-664-9376. CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTER HOURS are: Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Or you may visit their website by clicking HERE

Mental Health Resources & Supports

Kids Help Phone- Call 1-800-668-6868 OR Text CONNECT to 686868 OR visit https://kidshelpphone.ca/

BounceBack - Call 1-866-345-0224 for supports for adults and youth 15+ years. 

ConnexOntario- Call 1-866-531-2600 or visit https://www.connexontario.ca/  for support for mental health, addictions and gambling. 

Good2Talk- Call 1-866-925-5454 or Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868.