MARKHAM, ON – October 9, 2020 – As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in our community, it is important that we each do our part to keep one another safe. It is not the time to let your guard down. Your vulnerable friends and family are counting on you! Don’t put yourself and others at risk.

Here is how you can do your part to stop the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus:

Keep Distance

Keep a safe distance from others.



Mask

Wear a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces or when keeping a safe distance from others is a challenge.

Be kind to those who are unable to wear one.*

Wash Hands

Wash your hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.


Cough into sleeve

Sneeze and cough
into your sleeve.


Avoid tocuhing face

Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.



Access Markham

Download the Access Markham mobile app to get information and updates 24/7 from our COVID-19 Virtual Assistant.

Canada COVID App

Download Canada’s COVID Alert App to find out if you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Garbage

Throw your used masks, gloves and wipes in the garbage, not in our parks or open spaces.






How to properly wear a mask or face covering:

“The second wave is upon us and it is very important we continue wearing masks indoors and where physical distancing is not possible,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “It is also important that all individuals, businesses and organizations take every precaution possible to ensure public safety. There is no doubt that Thanksgiving will feel a little different this year. We are asking residents to show restraint this Thanksgiving and limit gatherings to the immediate household or to meet virtually. The best way to be thankful for family members this Thanksgiving is to keep them safe.”

The City of Markham continues to monitor and follow advice from public health officials at the federal, provincial and regional levels. The City is taking a responsible and measured approach to reopening, which is guided by the Government of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening the Province and the City of Markham’s Response, Recovery & Reinvention Plan. The health and safety of our visitors, staff and the community remains our number one priority.

The City of Markham’s Contact Centre continues to respond to inquiries about municipal services and programs at customerservice@markham.ca and 905.477.5530, Monday to Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.

For more information and updates about COVID-19 and affected City services, visit markham.ca/covid19.

*Exceptions include people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, children under the age of five or those who require accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

Stay Connected:

Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.

MARKHAM, ON – October 9, 2020 – As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in our community, it is important that we each do our part to keep one another safe. It is not the time to let your guard down. Your vulnerable friends and family are counting on you! Don’t put yourself and others at risk.

Here is how you can do your part to stop the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus:

Keep Distance

Keep a safe distance from others.



Mask

Wear a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces or when keeping a safe distance from others is a challenge.

Be kind to those who are unable to wear one.*

Wash Hands

Wash your hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.


Cough into sleeve

Sneeze and cough
into your sleeve.


Avoid tocuhing face

Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.



Access Markham

Download the Access Markham mobile app to get information and updates 24/7 from our COVID-19 Virtual Assistant.

Canada COVID App

Download Canada’s COVID Alert App to find out if you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Garbage

Throw your used masks, gloves and wipes in the garbage, not in our parks or open spaces.






How to properly wear a mask or face covering:

“The second wave is upon us and it is very important we continue wearing masks indoors and where physical distancing is not possible,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “It is also important that all individuals, businesses and organizations take every precaution possible to ensure public safety. There is no doubt that Thanksgiving will feel a little different this year. We are asking residents to show restraint this Thanksgiving and limit gatherings to the immediate household or to meet virtually. The best way to be thankful for family members this Thanksgiving is to keep them safe.”

The City of Markham continues to monitor and follow advice from public health officials at the federal, provincial and regional levels. The City is taking a responsible and measured approach to reopening, which is guided by the Government of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening the Province and the City of Markham’s Response, Recovery & Reinvention Plan. The health and safety of our visitors, staff and the community remains our number one priority.

The City of Markham’s Contact Centre continues to respond to inquiries about municipal services and programs at customerservice@markham.ca and 905.477.5530, Monday to Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.

For more information and updates about COVID-19 and affected City services, visit markham.ca/covid19.

*Exceptions include people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, children under the age of five or those who require accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Related links:

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

Stay Connected:

Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.