I know many in our community are concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our staff team will do our best to provide updates and direct constituents to reliable sources of information about preventative measures and public health advisories.
Updates Available Daily on the following websites:
What you need to know to help you and your family stay healthy, as well as local recommendations and case updates.
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick, and how to recognize possible symptoms. Updated twice daily, in 30 languages.
Information from the Government of Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada
Updates on the national response, travel advice, and preparedness.
Important travel advisories and restrictions related to COVID-19, from the Government of Canada.
The Government of Ontario and Public Health Officials are asking for people to please use the self-assessment tool if you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it. Use the tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.
For Medical Advice
For medical advice, you may contact Telehealth Ontario, a free, confidential service. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Information is available in multiple languages.
State of Emergency
- On March 17, 2020, the Premier declared a State of Emergency in the province of Ontario.
- As of March 25, 2020, all non-essential businesses were ordered closed by the government of Ontario. The list of essential workplaces can be found here.
- If you require further clarity, please call the government of Ontario business hotline: 1-888-444-3659. Open 7 days a week, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Our Constituency Office - Closed to in-person meetings
My team and I will be working remotely until further notice, as per the latest recommendations from Ontario Public Service. We will continue to serve our constituents — via phone: 519-977-7191 & email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may be slower to respond than usual due to a high volume of calls and emails, but rest assured that we will reply as quickly as possible.
Ontario Legal Information Centre
The Ontario Legal Information Centre is offering free 30-minute consultations with lawyers over the phone to anyone living in Ontario.
You can call the toll-free number 1-844-343-7462 and leave a message indicating:
- Your name,
- Phone number,
- A brief description of your issue,
- And whether you would like for a lawyer to call you back
A lawyer will call back within 2 business days. If you would prefer an appointment at a pre-determined time slot, you can request it in your message, and a receptionist will contact you to schedule an appointment.
The Centre is still offering public legal information sessions on various legal subjects, including but not limited to:
- How to start a not for profit,
- How to navigate Landlord Tenant Board
- Wills and Powers of Attorney
- A breakdown of the Governments social service options in response to COVID-19
Many folks may have legal issues and questions arising from COVID-19. CLEO’s Steps to Justice website at https://stepstojustice.ca/covid-19 is updated on a daily basis, and gives answers to more than 80 legal questions, including questions about emergency benefits assistance, Employment Insurance, being evicted for non-payment of rent, and what to do about urgent family law problems with the courts.