As the temperature drops and respiratory diseases begin spreading, Health Unit staff members say they agree with Ontario’s top doctor.
“The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit supports the provincial recommendation of getting back to using the layers of protection we know are effective,” says Communications Coordinator Susan Healey.
Dr Linna Li, the organization’s Medical Officer of Health, says the community has been “remarkable” since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and that residents need to take action.
“It is important now to follow as many of the public health precautions as possible, including wearing masks in public spaces,” Li says.
Other advice being recommended by the organization includes staying home when you’re sick, getting COVID-19 booster shots and influenza vaccines, and washing your hands regularly.
You can find more information on how to protect yourself from respiratory illness on the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s website.