I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.
With many Toronto restaurant patios and personal services now open I’d like to remind Scarborough residents that the area continues to be a COVID-19 hotspot.
Please continue to be viligant by practicing physical distancing, wearing a non-medical mask where social distancing is challenging, and practice good hand and cough hygiene.
If you feel like you need a test, please visit the Scarborough Health Network for assessment locations and hours. Anyone can get a COVID-19 test, even if you do not have symptoms.
Please find a summary of the latest COVID-19 updates below.
Scarborough-Guildwood Virtual COVID-19 Recovery Town Hall
Please join us on Friday June 26 at 7:00 PM for a COVID-19 Town Hall with the elected officials for Scarborough-Guildwood.
I will be joining MP Hon. John Mckay and City Councillor Paul Ainslie to answer your questions about government response to the COVID-19 recovery, and what moving into Stage 2 of re-opening will mean for Scarborough.
We will also be joined by Liz Buller, President and CEO of Scarborough Health Network (SHN).
You can submit questions ahead of time by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-281-2787. You can also ask questions in the comments of the live stream.
To join, simply click here at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 26th.
Hope to see you then!
Letter to Minister of Health re: Face Mask Distribution
Last week, I wrote to the Minister of Health to request that the province provide funding to local Public Health Units to source and distribute masks.
Scarborough continues to be a hotspot for COVID-19 infections, and with Toronto re-opening more businesses and spaces today, people will be interacting more and more with others in their daily interactions. It is important that everyone who needs a face mask has access to one.
You can read my letter to the Minister here.
State of Emergency Extended to July 15
Today, the province voted to extend Ontario’s State of Emergency until July 15. The government is hopeful that this will be the last extension.
Many of the emergency orders made under the state of emergency are expected to continue even after July 15, including bans on large gatherings.
After the state of emergency expires, the province won’t be able to make new emergency orders, amend them, or re-enact old ones, but existing ones can be extended.
You can find more information here.
Public Health Information
You can find the latest public health information online at the following sources:
As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide up to date information when we receive it.
My constituency office remains closed to walk-in visitors for the time being, but we are accessible by phone at 416-281-2787 or by email at email@example.com during normal business hours. Please contact us if you require assistance.
Mitzie For previous updates, click here.