What do Sudbury and North Bay residents think about provincial response to COVID-19? Poll released Wednesday


SUDBURY and NORTH BAY, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Recently more than 2300 Sudbury and North Bay residents were polled on the Ontario government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now with the spread of COVID-19 moving from health care settings like long-term care homes to community transmission, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will release the poll findings on Wednesday, May 27 at 10 a.m. on a media conference via ZOOM link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpfGorjgqGdEY_nj1h9X4O_YuNJU7eRpA

Polling questions focused on Ontario’s preparedness for the pandemic, long-term care homes’ specific measures, and COVID-19 testing. With infection rates among Ontario health care hovering over 17 per cent – among the highest in developed economies – questions on increasing standards to protect health care workers and support for manufacturing higher level personal protective equipment like N95 masks, were also posed.

A random sample of 1,269 people in Sudbury and 1,126 in North Bay completed the polls. While the media conference is a shared Sudbury and North Bay media event, separate polling data for each city will be released.

Sudbury and North Bay media are asked to please register in advance of tomorrow’s ZOOM 10 a.m. event. Following registration, media will be confirmed to join the media conference.

WHO: Michael Hurley, President Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer CUPE Ontario
WHAT: Release of two polls specific to Sudbury and North Bay residents’ thoughts on the Ontario government’s COVID-19 response.
WHERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpfGorjgqGdEY_nj1h9X4O_YuNJU7eRpA
WHEN: 10 A.M., Wednesday, May 27, 2020




For more information please contact:

Stella Yeadon          CUPE Communications     416-559-9300       syeadon@cupe.ca