E-Newsletter - September 18, 2020

Important Information Regarding COVID-19
September 18, 2020

Hello neighbour,

As you know, we have been seeing a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 numbers in Toronto as a result of private and social gatherings.

Acting upon advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, we are lowering the number of people allowed to attend unmonitored social gatherings to:
10 people at an indoor event or gathering (previous limit of 50); OR
25 people at an outdoor event or gathering (previous limit of 100).

The new limits apply to functions, private parties, dinners, gatherings, BBQs or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, parks and other recreational areas.

The new limits will not apply to events or gatherings held in staffed businesses and facilities, such as cinemas, convention centres, banquet halls, gyms and recreational sporting, or performing art events.

Those caught breaking the rules will face a fine of $750 those that organize these events that recklessly put others at risk will face a $10,000 fine.

If you want to get tested for COVID-19, the closest facility is the drive-through test centre at 2 Janda Court Queens Plate Drive and Highway 27 (near Etobicoke General Hospital).

There is also a testing centre at St. Joseph’s hospital. Please note there are very long line-ups so please plan accordingly. We are currently working on addressing this issue.

BACK TO SCHOOL NOTE
As students head back to school, we are ensuring parents and teachers have rapid access to COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centers in Etobicoke – Lakeshore. Check out our new tool, updated daily at 10.30 am, to stay informed. Our new webpage helps parents and teachers stay informed. We have said from the start, parents deserve access to the same information that we have. To reach the webpage click here COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centres.

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and I hope you find this information useful in our common goal to fight this virus.

Christine Hogarth, MPP

Etobicoke-Lakeshore