As you are aware, there has been a lot of media attention over the last few weeks on the Coronavirus.
According to the Government of Canada website: “On December 31, 2019, a cluster of cases of pneumonia was reported in Wuhan, China, and the cause has been confirmed as a new coronavirus that has not been identified in humans. The virus is now known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCov”.
New information is constantly evolving about the spread of the virus and its impact. At this time, Ontario’s Chief Medical Office of Health, Dr. David Williams, says that “the risk to Ontarians remains low”.
The health and well-being of our supported individuals and our employees has always been Reena’s primary focus. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will respond to changing circumstances accordingly.
Reena has always taken a proactive approach to ensure that routine practices and procedures are in place for infection control on a regular basis.
We strongly encourage all supported individuals, staff, family members, visitors and community partners to follow routine practices to help minimize the spread of ALL infections which include:
– Washing your hands with soap and water frequently
– Using hand sanitizers
– Not coming to work if you are sick
– Covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
We will continue to monitor the situation and are fully prepared to act on advice and direction from Public Health and the Ministry.
We encourage everyone to visit trusted public health websites to ensure you get the most accurate and up to date information.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov https://www.publichealthontario.ca/ https://www.canada.ca/en/public–health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.htm