Media release: WDG Public Health encourages everyone to avoid gatherings during the upcoming holiday weekend

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is encouraging residents to avoid family or faith gatherings in person over the holiday weekend.

“Easter, Passover and Ramadan are important faith and family events particularly during these extraordinary times,” says Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. “Please don’t gather with anyone outside of those currently living in your home. Connect using online and social media venues. If we follow social distancing and avoid gatherings, we will all be able to celebrate faith and family in the future.”

Social distancing is one important public health tool that everyone can do to prevent the spread of the virus.

WDG Public Health is again asking that everyone limit trips outside the home to only what is necessary such as groceries, medical care, pet walking or daily exercise. If you have to go out please maintain social distancing from those around you. If you have any symptoms, such as fever, cough or flu-like symptoms, don’t expose others, stay home and get well. If you are asked to stay home by public health do not go out, have family or friends get your groceries or other necessities.

Together we can protect each other. This is a critical time to stop the transmission of COVID-19 which is circulating in our communities. Someone who seems healthy can still transmit the virus.