As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate across Toronto, we urge our staff, partner families, donors, volunteers and the greater community to do their part to limit the spread, by staying home and avoiding any non-essential travel outside the home. If you must leave the home, practice physical distancing by keeping 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others, wash hands frequently with soap and water and do not touch your face. We also remind those that have traveled outside Canada to immediately self-isolate for 14 days.

Toronto Public Health states that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed. Prevention measures include:

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wash your hands often with soap and waters for at least 15 seconds. If soap and waters are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • Stay home with you are ill
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

What is Physical Distancing?

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health is recommending physical distancing as a way to minimize COVID-19 transmission in the community. Physical distancing measures include:

  • Keeping 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others
  • Avoiding mass gatherings
  • Avoiding crowds

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