Regional Chair Emmerson provided Council with an update on the efforts of York Region Public Health to monitor the outbreak of the coronavirus. At this time there is no evidence of community spread in Canada, and the risk of acquiring the virus in the community remains low for York Region residents.
Public Health is closely monitoring the situation, and is working with the Ontario Ministry of Health as well as York Region hospitals and other healthcare facilities to prevent and control further transmission of the virus. Public Health will continue to implement a comprehensive communication plan.
Regional Chair Emmerson encouraged Members of Council and York Region residents to visit york.ca/coronavirus for further information.