I am extremely disappointed that individuals living in King chose to blatantly disregard the conditions that only permit a gathering of 10 people within your bubble and put our community at risk after we have done so well.
As a result York Region Public Health (YRPH) is issuing this public notice to assist in contact tracing for individuals who attended a large party held in Schomberg (Township of King) on Sunday July 12, 2020. To date, YRPH is aware of two confirmed cases and one probable case among non-York Region residents who attended this party. The two confirmed cases were infectious while at the party and cases reported physical distancing and mask wearing were not being practiced.
A public notice is issued because further information on possible close contacts of these two confirmed cases is not available.
Anyone who attended the party on Sunday July 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on July 13 may have been exposed to COVID-19.
If you attended this party:
– seek assessment and testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre
– monitor yourself for new/worsening signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 until July 27, 2020 (14 days after last possible exposure)
– if you are currently experiencing symptoms and attended the party, self-isolate immediately and call York Region Public Health at 1-800-361-5653
– if you have been identified as a close contact of a case, call York Region Public Health at 1-800-361-5653 and self-isolate for 14 days after your last exposure and testing; remain in self-isolation for the full 14 days, even if your COVID-19 test result is negative
· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media on Tuesday, July 21 or Wednesday, July 22
· On Tuesday, July 21, the Government of Canada announced the creation of the Essential Services Contingency Reserve through the Safe Restart Agreement, aimed at ensuring essential service organizations have access to supplies needed to keep members safe during COVID-19
Premier Ford began his announcement acknowledging we cannot accept the status quo for long-term care homes, many of which have been neglected
• He indicated the existing homes need to be upgraded, new homes need to be built and over the next 10 years Ontario is going to build 30,000 long-term care beds
• The government is investing $1.75 billion in long-term care infrastructure
• Premier Ford acknowledged there are 128 projects in the pipeline, 7,800 new beds on the way, 11,800 older beds ready to be upgraded
• Premier announced an Accelerated Build Pilot Program for long-term care homes which involves building two brand new long-term care homes in Mississauga next year
Premier Ford began his announcement indicating he sat down with all MPP’s to determine a safe way to get the legislature back to work; acknowledging all parties of government have worked together to pass 18 pieces of legislation during this critical time
• Premier indicated the government recently passed two pieces of legislation to support economic recovery and safely re-open the province while protecting the most vulnerable citizens
• Acknowledged the government will keep working to get every Ontario resident and business back on their feet
· On Thursday, July 23, local Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade and York Region Public Health will host a free online workshop for businesses focusing on the mandatory mask requirement
· As York Region prepares to enter Stage 3, York Region has developed a news story reminding residents what they can and cannot do as of Friday, July 24
· York Region will continue to develop messaging advising residents to continue practicing physical distancing as gathering limits increase in Stage 3
CASE NUMBERS IN YORK REGION:
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //york.ca/covid19data. As of July 22, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:
3,234 total confirmed cases 6 new cases* since yesterday, 17 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care355 cases among health care workers, of which 332 cases have resolved*0 new fatalities250 total confirmed fatalities 2,673 resolved casesFour institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 3 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 66 institutional outbreaks declared over
*Data quality is an ongoing process and may result in the more/less cases reported on a day-over-day basis or other changes to how cases are classified (e.g., municipality, acquisition, etc.). These data quality activities have also resulted in the re-categorization of individuals. Data quality activities do not increase or decrease total case counts.
All dashboard data, including workplace outbreaks, case demographics and institutional outbreaks (including the number of resident and health care worker positive cases), can be found by clicking on the “COVID-19 in York Region” box, or for quick reference, is available here. The data can still be filtered by municipality.
COMBINED CASE NUMBERS:
As of this morning, there are:
More than 14.7 million total cases worldwide (202,726 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 612,054 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)111,697 total cases (573 new); with 8,862 related fatalities in Canada (2 new); 98,054 resolved in Canada (as of July 21, 7:45 p.m.)
· 38,107 total cases (165 new); with 2,755 related fatalities; 33,812 resolved in Ontario
A Public Notice has been issued to assist in contact tracing individuals who attended a large party held in Schomberg on Sunday, July 12
Please if you attended you must go and get tested immediately.