Message from the Mayor
I want to begin this week’s note by saying thank you to everyone who stayed home this past weekend. It was a unique Easter experience, and while we may have missed Easter egg hunts and gathering around for a large family meal, your commitment to staying home and flattening the curve continues to be the right thing to do.
Yesterday, the Ontario government extended the Declaration of Emergency for an additional 28 days. Under the current legislation, this means that all outdoor recreational amenities and non-essential work places will remain closed until at least May 12, 2020. Our
COVID-19 Information Hub
will continue to be updated with new information as it becomes available. I encourage you to bookmark this page and visit it regularly for updates.
Health officials continue to remind us that physical distancing and limiting non-essential trips are crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19. However, isolation and a stressful environment can impact our personal well-being. While abiding by these practices, let’s make sure we take time to care for our own mental and physical health. Let’s practice “self-care”.
There are many opportunities and ways to take care of ourselves and ease the stress of the times. Perhaps:
- Limit media consumption – there is only so much a person can learn about COVID-19 in a day;
- Find a way to stay active at home;
- Partake in a favourite hobby or pastime; or
- Enjoy a good meal with household family members.
However, if self-care isn’t enough, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by the current circumstances, there are resources available for you. The Province of Ontario is improving access to mental health support at this time. You can find a list of available resources on the
Ontario Government web page
We are all in this together - stay safe, healthy and positive!