April 9, 2020 Mid Day Update on COVID-19

Dear Neighbours, 

I want to thank everyone for your efforts during this very difficult time. It is very important for all of us, to the best of our ability to follow the mandatory social distancing bylaw! 

Please see the following update regarding COVID-19 key information and resources:

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on the release of national modelling on the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada

“Today, the Government of Canada released national-level modelling on the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada. The modelling attempts to show how the epidemic might unfold over the coming months based on our knowledge of how to virus behaves and the potential impact of public health measures. 

It is important to be aware of the limitations and benefits of modelling. Models are not crystal balls and we cannot predict the future with them. However, they do help us to plan and they tell us that our collective actions can have a direct and significant impact on the epidemic trajectory” 

Full news release can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2y5BoAs  

Modelling on the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/3aZutaW 

Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Survey 

We are encouraging those who may have had symptoms consistent with a COVID-19 infection or have reason to suspect they had a COVID-19 infection, but did not meet the eligibility requirement for testing to fallout a survey that TPH created. This additional data helps Toronto Public Health better understand our COVID-19 epidemic curve. The survey can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2yNNJtF 

A list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24 can be found here: https://bit.ly/2RcvdRV

Please remember to call ahead to book to ensure they are properly stocked. For those interested in volunteering, food banks are always looking for volunteers, so please feel free to save and share this information.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca 

All my Best, 

Paul