By MPP Toby Barrett
To The Haldimand Press
The Ontario Government, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has moved the Haldimand Norfolk public health region into Stage 2 reopening, as of Friday, June 19. Further investigation into the farm outbreak determined the virus has been contained and there is now less chance of spread to the community.
Decisions such as these are reassessed weekly and will continue to be informed by public health advice and workplace safety guidance — supported by the collective efforts of businesses, workers and families to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
It’s really up to us all — everyone, regardless of where we live in Haldimand Norfolk, or across Ontario for that matter, must continue to follow public health advice. In order to progress to further stages of reopening, everyone must be vigilant and continue to practice physical distancing measures; wearing a non-medical face covering if physical distancing is a challenge; washing our hands often and thoroughly; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and staying home if we are feeling unwell.