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COVID-19 containment measures continue to be critical 

April 22, 2020, Simcoe, ON – Haldimand-Norfolk Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai issued the following statement today, in light of provincial modelling suggesting Ontario may have reached a peak in COVID-19 cases:

“Recent provincial government modelling suggests that cases of COVID-19 may have peaked in Ontario. If that is the case, then this is obviously welcome news for the residents of this province.

This does not mean, however, that our battle with COVID-19 is over.

It remains critical that we continue to do the things that have helped us contain the spread of the virus so far: avoid non-essential travel outside the home and congregating in groups, telecommute as much as possible, practise physical distancing when you must be in public and wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

We must also continue to protect those most vulnerable to complications from this disease. That’s why it’s so important to not visit seniors at this time.

Continuing these measures – which have likely resulted in fewer cases and deaths than might have otherwise occurred – will mean more lives saved, and a speedier return to a normal way of life.”