COVID-19 Announcement - October 8
Transcript: This video is to share the latest COVID-19 update with you. There is a second wave of COVID-19 cases in Ontario. There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in Ontario and new restrictions have been put in place.
Also, with religious holidays and Thanksgiving approaching, here are some reminders from Toronto Public to keep everyone as safe as possible.
- Wash your hands often and stay home when you are sick.
- Keep two metres distancing from others not part of your household. - Wear a mask or face covering, in indoor public places.
- Wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing is difficult with others that are not part of your household.
- Avoid touching your face. Cover your cough or sneeze with an inner elbow or a tissue.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces.
- Download the COVID Alert app only if you want.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
Restrictions on non-essential travel between the U.S. and Canada are still in place. All travellers returning from outside of Canada need to self-isolate for 14 days.
Have guests from out of town?
If you have relatives or friends travelling to Canada to celebrate the holidays with you, please remember that they are required to quarantine for 14 days. See the Government of Canada website on travellers entering Canada.
Follow gathering size limits Smaller, outdoor gatherings are safer than indoors. Reserve close contact with members of your household and essential supports, and keep a physical distance and wear a mask from everyone else.
We have a great idea for you for gathering. We suggest you host a virtual event to include family and friends from out-of-town and anyone who is feeling unwell.
This year, please avoid buffet-style food service. Instead, serve food on individual plates to avoid passing and touching items. For more information, please visit toronto.ca/covid19
Effective on Sept 19, only 10 people can gather indoors and 25 people can gather outdoors. Wear a mask (be sure to cover both your nose and mouth) and Social distance (2 metres) with those not in your household.
COVID-19 testing is available now only by appointment. More info at Ontario.ca/covidtest Effective on Wednesday, October 7, only essential visitors may visit some of the long-term care homes identified on the list found at Ontario.ca.
Effective on October 3, new public health measures are in place for Ottawa, Peel and Toronto for gyms, banquet halls, and bars and restaurants.
If you organize a gathering at your home that exceeds the size limit, you could face a fine of $10,000. The safest Thanksgiving celebration is with your immediate household. Stay safe!