Submitted by Jo Malisani on
Dear Fellow Members,
TUC Leadership continues to monitor the developments around COVID-19 in Toronto, within Ontario, across Canada, and around the Globe. We continue to be committed to providing you, our fellow members with the latest information.
Federal, provincial and local governments and their respective public health agencies continue to urge us to do our part via social distancing measures, and self-isolation to "plank the curve" and reduce the spread of this virus. In addition to this guidance, on Monday, March 23rd, Mayor John Tory declared an Emergency in the city of Toronto. Today the city announced that effective immediately, all City-owned parks, sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment and Frisbee golf locations are closed to stop the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to these public health measures to mitigate community spread, government agencies are also implementing financial measures: federally, with the passage of Bill C-13, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, provincially with Ontario's Action Plan, Responding to COVID-19 and locally with Toronto's COVID-19: Economic Support & Recovery Task Force to support individuals and small business during this unprecedented crisis.
To the members of our TUC community who are front line workers - health care professionals, emergency services personnel, grocers, pharmacists, etc. - thank you for your services!
Let's continue to support the front line workers in our community, by doing our part - staying home, and practising physical distancing and TUC leadership will continue to find ways to keep us socially connected with our TUC@HOME series, watch parties and some FREE webinars.
We will continue to issue updates as appropriate, when guidance and advice from governmental agencies, specifically relates to the Toronto Ultimate Club.
Lastly, we have launched a COVID-19 resource centre on our website that is accessible from our home page and contains our media releases and the resources we've been sharing throughout this crisis. We urge you to continue to check out this webpage.
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.
- Limit your trips outdoors.
- Stay physically active indoors via aerobics or online exercise classes.
- And if you must go out for walks or exercise, keep your distance 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
- Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- PHO Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- TPH Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Stay home, stay safe, and stay connected!