COVID-19 Updates – March 18, 2020
City of Toronto
- Social distancing continues to be heavily encouraged by the City of Toronto. Public gatherings, meetups, house visits and playdates are NOT encouraged at this time.
Public Health Officials have asked that all Canadians limit their personal contact with one another to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Based on recommendations from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, to help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection in Toronto and protect vulnerable populations including seniors, people with compromised immune systems, and individuals experiencing homelessness, the City of Toronto is cancelling all programs and closing a number of its facilities as of 12:01 a.m. tomorrow.
March 2020 E-Newsletter
I would like to share the latest updates regarding the current situation with COVID-19 from Toronto Public Health:
I hope that you and your family are doing well.
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Over the past few weeks, the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus has created uncertainty for people in Scarborough-Agincourt. In light of this, I will be hosting a Community Information Session together with Toronto Public Health representatives regarding the outbreak. The Session will:
Last night, I hosted Mayor John Tory, my fellow colleagues from City Council and members of the community at a Solidarity Dinner to show our support for Chinese-Canadians living and working in Scarborough-Agincourt and the City of Toronto.
I hope this message finds you and your family well.
This upcoming month will be a busy one at City Hall and in Scarborough-Agincourt. As we head into the month of February, a variety of community events will be taking place within the Scarborough-Agincourt community. Please take a minute to read through this E-Newsletter for updates and announcements regarding our community.
Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu
On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the first presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was confirmed in a Toronto resident who had recently travelled to Wuhan, China.
The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been identified at the same time as influenza (flu) is common in Toronto. While the risk of getting infected in Toronto remains low, Toronto Public Health is advising residents to take the usual measures to reduce the risk of the transmitting the flu and respiratory illness, which include: