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Tips on staying safe while publicly demonstrating

Social media, virtual protests are the safest way to be heard amid COVID-19, PHSD says
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Public Health Sudbury & Districts is offering some tips for people to keep themselves safe during peaceful protests. (File)

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is offering some tips for people to keep themselves safe during peaceful protests.

See: Teens plan peaceful Black Lives Matter march in North Bayhttps://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/teens-plan-peaceful-black-lives-matter-march-in-north-bay-2405457

"Public Health recognizes that people may be drawn out in peaceful demonstration at this time and that this could put them at risk of exposure to COVID-19," said a news release from PHSD.

"We encourage anyone exercising their rights to demonstrate peacefully do so COVID-safely and take precautions to protect your health, and the health of families, friends and communities during the pandemic. With that in mind, we’re sharing important safety messages."

Social media and virtual protests remain the safest way to have your voice heard. 

If you chose to gather in-person at any organized demonstrations, please take steps to keep yourself and others safe:

  • Keep to groups of five or less.
  • Wash your hands and bring hand sanitizer.
  • Be respectful of people’s space—stay 2 metres apart from others.
  • Practise physical distancing as much as possible.
  • Wear a non-medical or cloth mask.
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Shouting may spread droplets—consider other instruments for making noise.
  • Testing is available, by appointment, for anyone with a symptom or people who are asymptomatic and who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Follow public health advice.

Visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 for guidance on how to wear masks and for information about physical distancing, COVID-19 symptoms, and testing.




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