October 9, 2020
As we start the Thanksgiving long weekend I would like to remind everyone to please remember the safety measures that are recommended by the Pandemic Emergency Operations Team (PEOT) and that have been stated in the Pandemic Bylaw that was updated by Council this week.
This is very important as we are now in the second wave of the pandemic that the health professionals warned would happen in the Fall. Just today, there are over 900 new cases of Covid-19 in Ontario.
I ask everyone to do their part in preventing the spread of the virus in our community by following the Bylaw statement about not visiting any other household, including those of relatives.
I know this is difficult, we all enjoy gathering with family for Thanksgiving dinner, especially when it is also moose harvesting season. When we gather we are risking the health and safety of our family members.
We must protect each other from the virus, particularly the Elders and those with respiratory conditions like asthma or those with diabetes. When you do have to go to other homes for essential reasons, wear a mask and keep a physical distance of at least 6 ft from other people.
This pandemic has been a challenge for all of us, but I encourage you to continue to be kind and supportive to each other, and to be thankful.
I am thankful for all those community members that have been doing their best to follow the Bylaw and the safety recommendations. I am also thankful to the members of the PEOT that have been working tirelessly for several months now, long days and even weekends, to keep us all safe.
Please continue to take care of yourselves and take care of each other.