While I shall endeavour to continue teaching online, I have stopped teaching in person as of March 16.
The rest of the businesses in this building have done the same. The building will remain locked down, for the most part. A few people, like myself, will be working in solitude, avoiding contact and sanitizing everything we touch.
The following is from an article in Orillia Matters. Click here for the full text.
The City of Orillia declared a state of emergency on March 20. For more information about that, go to orillia.ca/COVID-19. All City operated facilities are closed for public access, with the exception of City Centre in order to access Service Canada. For a full list of facilities affected and how services are being provided, please visit the City’s website.
It is extremely important that everyone in Orillia practice social distancing and good hygienic practices at all times. You must do the following:
- Practice social distancing of at least two metres (six feet)
- Frequently wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Cough or sneeze into your arm
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you are sick
- If you are not sick, stay home if possible.
- If you have any symptoms, self-monitor and self-isolate and contact a healthcare professional if symptoms persist
- If you have travelled recently, ensure you self-isolate for 14 days
- If you have, or suspect you have COVID-19, complete a self-assessment, contact your local healthcare provider or visit a local assessment centre. Do not visit your local doctor or emergency room.
COVID-19 Orillia Assessment Centre is at the Kiwanis building on Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital’s campus. Hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (The last patient will be seen at 6:30 p.m.)
The public can access this drive-thru clinic from the Volunteer Drive entrance – please note Volunteer Drive has temporarily been designated a one-way street and the public are asked to enter from Mississaga Street. If you think you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please review the self-assessment tool to help you determine if you need to come to our Assessment Centre.
For more information on the COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Orillia visit: osmh.on.ca/covid-19/
For COVID-19 updates from the SMDHU visit: http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Promos/Novel-Coronavirus