Submitted by Jo Malisani on
Dear Fellow Members,
TUC Leadership continues to monitor the developments around COVID-19 in Toronto, in Ontario, across Canada, and around the World. We are committed to providing you, our fellow members with the latest information.
The last seventy-two (72) hours, has brought significant change for all of us as we all do our part: social distancing measures, and self-isolation to "flatten the curve" to mitigate the spread of this virus and break the chain of community spread.
To the members of the TUC community who are front line workers - health care professionals, emergency services personnel, grocers, pharmacists, etc. - thank you.
TUC leadership continues to work on plans for our return to play. On Sunday, March 15th, we announced our short-term plan, with a tentative resumption of play on April 5th (The City of Toronto still anticipates a tentative date of April 5th for services to resume).
We've resumed planning for the longer-term. And while we are in uncertain times, we anticipate we will have a Summer season. We will be announcing our Summer League registration dates in the coming days, and what that registration will look like given the uncertain climate.
Ultimate (and sport in general) is more than just a game or a means to be active - it is a happy place, a community, a friendship group, a support system, and a family, and in uncertain times, we need these more than ever. So, with that in mind, on Tuesday, March 17th, we launched the first installment of our TUC@HOME series. We will continue to release content several times a week with topics ranging from drills you can do at home, to strategy tips, to organizing watch parties, to sourcing FREE webinars for our membership.
With federal, provincial and local public health authorities and government agencies holding daily press conferences to advise and keep the public apprised of the latest information regarding COVID-19, TUC will be issuing updates as appropriate moving forward, and specifically when those authorities and agencies guidance/advice impacts or relates to TUC.
Continue to check out our Facebook Page, the TUC website, and our Newsletter.
Again, as a reminder, please take a moment to read through these everyday actions that will help you, friends and family remain healthy:
- We encourage all members to wash their hands thoroughly and often with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- If you are feeling unwell, stay home.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue (immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands).
- If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or arm.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Avoid mass gatherings.
- Avoid crowds.
- Keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from others.
We have also provided links below to resources from the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada, Department of Finance Canada, Public Health Ontario (PHO), and Toronto Public Health (TPH) so that you can access the latest information about COVID-19:
- WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
- Health Canada COVID-19
- Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- PHO Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- TPH Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Be kind, stay connected and stay safe!