March 22, 2020 – COVID-19 Personal Perspective – 我想对新型冠状病毒谈一些个人观点
I am writing with a personal perspective on COVID-19.
I want to thank all of you who have sent me your best wishes and assure you that I, my family and staff are all in good health.
My staff and I are working from home trying to cope in these difficult times to keep you updated on what is being announced by the three levels of Government and our community medical institutions. These are long days and we are finding new ways to cope – following the news and daily briefings from staff and officials.
I strongly urge you to stay home and, together, we will get through this.
After a long day of working on the computer and answering phone calls, with pleasant interruptions from my granddaughter, I reach out to you, my constituents, for updates on how you are feeling and dealing with this difficult situation.
Unfortunately, some of the responses have caused me a great deal of concern. I have been advised that some restaurants, which have been ordered to close, are still serving dinner behind closed doors. Equally disturbing are the groups of people hanging around outside coffee shops having a smoke and drinking their coffee.
I am disturbed with businesses that do not encourage their customers to self-distance and are not providing their employees with the equipment to keep them safe. I was sent a picture of a restaurant, in the Ward, that had advertised items for pickup at very cheap prices and then allowed over 60 people inside the restaurant. This is not what they are supposed to do.
I am further exasperated when I get reports that people, who have returned from travelling and are not practicing mandatory self-isolating for 14 days. Please stay at home and help curb the possible spread of COVID-19 virus.
This will not assist us in beating COVID-19. You have been asked to stay home. You have been advised to practice social distancing. The above are examples of people not following the advice and mandates of government and health officials. They are putting all of us at risk.
My staff and I have contacted the supermarkets and pharmacies in the Ward and updates are posted on my website click here with pertinent information and whether or not they deliver products to your home.
As we go through this difficult time, we are asked to care for each other – calling a senior neighbour or picking up groceries/prescriptions for a friend. Non-profit organizations are in need of volunteers to help them during this difficult time. If you are healthy and are willing to volunteer, please fill in a Volunteer Form by clicking here. We will forward your information to the non-profit organizations.
By working together and following the advice given by health and government officials, we will get through this difficult time. Practice self distancing and stay well.
COVID-19 ESSENTIALS VIDEO https://youtu.be/kJ30hROEd-4
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让我感到不安的是商户不去鼓励他们的客人自觉保持社交距离，亦未为他们的员工提供防护装备，以保护他们的安全。 我收到了一张本区餐馆的照片，它以十分低廉的外卖价格吸引顾客，然后允许60多人停留在餐馆里面。 这不是他们应该做的。
我和我的工作人员已经联系了本区的超市和药店，并在我的网站上发布更新，点击这里 click here可以获取相关信息以及他们是否送货到门。
当我们经历这个困难时期，我们被要求守望相助——给一位耆老邻居打电话，或者为朋友买菜或配药。 在此艰难时刻，非牟利组织需要志愿者来帮助他们。 如果您身体健康，并愿意做志愿者，请点击此处 clicking here填写志愿者表格。 我们将把您的信息转发给非牟利组织。
Councillor, Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt