Dear Community Members:

The primary Public Health Strategy now is to reduce the seriousness of the pandemic by reducing exposure with rigorous compliance with social distancing recommendations, regular handwashing and extra care to avoid unnecessary contact with our most vulnerable populations. This is most effective when followed by all of us.

If you are on CGIFN Island I previously delivered information to your house on proper handwashing, please follow. When not at home, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

As well, remember to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze (using a tissue [wash your hands afterwards] or into your sleeve). Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory illness.

Check the following web site for up-to-date information :

I am also available at the Health Centre Monday-Friday or you can call my cell number – 905-953-6044

Please call before coming to the Health Centre so I can do an assessment over the phone.

What to do if you get sick

  1. Stay home and rest, drink warm fluids and avoid contact with others
  2. Use acetaminophen (Tylenol) as needed
  3. Do not smoke – smoking is very irritating to your lungs and will make matters worse

If you think you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please review this self-assessment tool to help you determine if you need to go to an Assessment Centre. Then call your doctor or myself if you feel you meet the criteria.

Our closest centre is at Southlake Hospital


Location: In the Ambulance Bay next to the Emergency Department on Davis Drive. Patients are asked to arrive at the main entrance of the Emergency Department.

Hours: Open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Check for changes to this information, visit

If you have any questions feel free to call me. Thank-you

Lorna Fitzpatrick 905-953-6044

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