Dear friends, Community Partners and Clients,
Today marks a turning point in the #Coronavirus #COVID19 response in Canada. We wanted to provide you with an update on our response to date and our commitment to you moving forward. The health, safety and well-being of our employees, clients and volunteers is our top priority, and we are following the lead of Canadian Public Health at this critical time.
Our public health leaders are truly adapting in a meaningful way to the (WHO)World Health Organization’s announcement this week that this has become a pandemic.
This announcement means that there is no doubt that Coronavirus is coming to our communities, and our focus is shifting. Public health is still working toward preventing as many cases as possible. In light of this developing situation, Sesheme will honour the government’s suggestion on limiting direct face to face meetings and social gatherings by cancelling all programming sessions until further instructions are given.
As the situation evolves, we will continue to be prudent and will never compromise on doing what’s right for all of us. We will be moving to working virtually for the immediate time. We will continue to provide support to vulnerable community members through phoned-based support and referrals, and to engage with community members around their needs and how we can best meet them.
Please reach out to us if you need any further information or support via direct line 416 358 2882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe, stay informed
We recommend that all community members follow Toronto Public Health guidelines on keeping healthy. There are lots of ways to help prevent the spread of germs and protect yourself from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.
Toronto Public Health continues to say the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus with prevention measures including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Stay home when you are ill.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands.
- If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Residents are reminded to use credible, evidence-based sources of information about this new coronavirus. Toronto Public Health’s website is updated regularly as new information becomes available to help keep residents informed about COVID-19. Visit Toronto.ca/coronavirus or call 416-338-7600.