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  • Stephen Lecce, MPP


Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency (building on the government’s decisive decision to close publicly funded schools last week). In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families. Given these untimely circumstances as well as the rapid development of procedures, it is understandable that there may be a sense of angst among you and your loved ones. Our government would like to assure you that we are taking steps to ensure that you and your family are safe and most importantly healthy.

As many of you continue to seek information about COVID-19 and the government’s plan to combat it, my constituency office will continue to serve the people of King-Vaughan. In order to ensure the safety of our constituency staff as well as yourselves, we kindly ask you call us at 647-560-9700 or email at

If you or your family are concerned that you may have been in contact with or may have COVID-19, I encourage you to:

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment on the page

  2. Contact your primary care provider (for example, family doctor) or contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000. Let them know that you have used this self-assessment tool.

  3. Only visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre if directed to by a healthcare professional

  4. If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.

As many of you are aware, Mackenzie Health has opened a COVID-19 Assessment Centre in the Medical Urgent Care Clinic (MUCC), at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, available by appointment. The assessment Centre is open Monday to Friday from 3pm-11pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-11pm. Alternatively, you can find more information about COVID-19 and assessments at

It’s also important during this time we do our part to protect the most vulnerable, children and seniors. Remember to:

  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell and avoid contact with others who seem unwell

  • Practice safe ‘social-distancing’

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for no less than 20 seconds

  • Sanitize your hands using alcohol-based hand sanitizer

  • Sneeze and/or cough into your sleeve

  • Avoid touching any part of your face including your eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands

For more details and to stay up to date on response to this public health issue, please visit the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 resource page at

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