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Clarington Mayor urges residents to practise physical distancing this long holiday weekend

Clarington April 9, 2020/- Today, the Federal Government released its latest projections outlining how the COVID-19 outbreak may unfold, supporting the need for continued physical distancing. Ahead of the long weekend, Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster has issued the following statement.

"As we head into a weekend where many families are celebrating Easter, Passover, and Ramadan, I want to remind you to take care and stay healthy. While your celebrations may be slightly muted, as you cannot meet with family and friends, I hope that you take the time to appreciate one another and connect using the various electronic tools on hand. It is absolutely critical that we maintain physical distancing and do not congregate in groups. We have come so far and need to be diligent to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We are dealing with an invisible but deadly enemy. We cannot let our guard down, especially as the weather improves and we all want to head outdoors. Stay at home as much as possible and enjoy your outdoor backyard space, if you have one. If you need an exercise break, stay away from the popular spots and limit your time outdoors while maintaining physical distancing. And as you shop for that special family meal, please follow all the directions at the grocery stores and bring a non-medical mask or facial covering as recommended by Canada's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Theresa Tam.

We are in this together. The choices that you make impact us all. So let us collectively make the right choice and be responsible for the health and well-being of our entire community. I wish you all the very best of this holiday weekend. Stay safe and stay healthy."

---Adrian Foster, Mayor of Clarington---


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