News Release: June 23, 2020
Peel Public Health calls on citizens to commit to the “Core Four” of COVID-19 recovery
Mississauga, ON. (June 23, 2020) – The Region of Peel – Public Health is calling on citizens to practice four simple steps to end the spread of COVID-19 in Peel, where the virus remains a significant health risk. As our community enters Phase 2 of the reopening, citizens are asked to help protect our progress by committing to these four actions:
- Stay apart: Maintain 2-metres distance from everyone outside your safe social circle.
- Lather up: Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
- Mask up: Wear a non-medical mask when maintaining physical distancing is difficult. Protect the supply of medical grade masks for health care workers.
- Get tested: Get tested if you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it. While waiting for test results, stay home, self-isolate and prevent potential spread.
“We are at a pivotal moment in the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel. “The more citizens follow these four steps, the more likely we will recover quickly and avoid future outbreaks or closures. COVID-19 has already taken so much from us; committing to these steps will go a long way to stop it from taking more from our communities.”
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.