Peel Region is in seeing a second wave of COVID-19, and we’re asking residents to take a serious look at what we can do to reduce the spread.
The pandemic in our community has not slowed the way we anticipated. We need to make changes now, in order to get control of the spread of COVID-19. Recent trends linked with Thanksgiving have pushed us into a second wave. The pandemic is again spreading widely throughout our community. That means even our loved ones and people we see regularly could be at risk for spreading COVID-19 to us, and us to them. While we all hope for a return to reopening as soon as possible, it’s only smart to do so when it’s safe.
Until then, let’s take a second look at how all of us can reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Look at what’s essential.
You must only leave home for essentials, such as work, school, exercise, healthcare, or purchasing food and drink, gasoline, or automobile maintenance. When you do, follow the precautions of distancing, masking, and handwashing. If your trip out is non-essential, stay home. If you are sick, stay home and self-isolate.
Look at who you’re with.
You must only have close contact with people who live in your home. Close contact means interaction that doesn’t require wearing masks or physical distance.
Look at how you meet.
You must stop meeting in person, even at a physical distance. Treat every interaction with others as though you could be spreading COVID-19. Cut the chance of transmission. Turn every meeting into a virtual one.
Look at the why.
Our grandparents, friends, coworkers, local businesses, are all reasons why we need to take a serious look at limiting our interactions. Our community needs everyone to take the precautions seriously. This will help us all stay safe and bring the pandemic back under control.
Please refer to the Region of Peel’s COVID-19 website, including information on protecting yourself and others. If you wish to speak with someone directly, you can call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700. Call centre hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.