To our Community members and attendees,
We hope you are all keeping well.
In the last seven days our province has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases with 783 reported on Thursday and 712 cases reported today. In addition to the rise in cases it has been quite concerning to see that the number of new infections in York Region is increasing with 127 cases registered on Thursday – a new record-high for the area. While initially Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa were highlighted as the three hotspots that introduced modified Stage 2 restrictions last week, York Region has been a concern and, as a result, Premier Doug Ford announced today that York Region will be moving to modified Stage 2 on Monday October 19, 2020 at 12:01 am for at least 28 days.
At the beginning of October we communicated that the rate of active cases was 34 per 100,000 people. As of October 16, 2020, the rate is 66 active cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.
Our medical experts are continuously emphasizing the importance of taking EVERY MEASURE during EVERY MOMENT of our day, and consciously acting in ways that can prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.
As the colder days of fall and winter arrive, so too will other respiratory viruses. It is also important to limit the spread of these viruses (including influenza and others) so that our healthcare resources do not become overwhelmed. Our medical experts are urging us all to do our part by getting the flu shot and staying home if you feel unwell.
We urge each and every one of our community members and attendees to please take care and keep safe.
Please keep our community and all of humanity at the forefront of your prayers. May we be relieved of this difficult situation soon.
With Salāms & Du’ās
ISIJ Secretariat Office
Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto
905.695.9786 | firstname.lastname@example.org