March 31, 2020
Updated March 31, 2020 at 10:00 am
Links2Care continues to serve its communities with modifications compliant with relevant government protocols and while taking every precaution to ensure we are responsibly protecting the health of our clients, staff members, and volunteers.
Question or Concerns?
Please email us at email@example.com or click on municipal and government links near the end of this post.
If you are a Links2Care client, our team members will be calling ahead of time to screen you and your household for illness and international travel so that we can continue to care for you safely.
All staff members are proactively self-screening before visiting clients.
All visitors to Links2Care Offices are being pre-screened before arriving on site.
Please contact your local public health authority if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19:
Halton Region Public Health 905-825-600 or 1-866-442-5866
Peel Public Health (Mississauga) 905-799–7700
Impact on Services
Bathing, Home Help and Recharge, Care Navigation: Operating normally with added screening and infection prevention precautions and gear (gowns/protective suits, masks, gloves, safety glasses)
Friendly Visiting: In-person visits are suspended until further notice and volunteers will be checking in with clients via phone
Phone Assurance Program: A new adaptation of our Friendly Visiting Program for anyone isolated by the pandemic restrictions. Feeling isolated and anxious? Need some caring support? Stay connected with Links2Care’s Phone Assurance Program. If you or someone you care about could benefit from friendly, reassuring, regular phone calls, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-873-6502
Meals on Wheels: Operating normally with added screening and physical distancing
Congregate Dining: On hold until further notice
Wheels TO Meals: On hold until further notice
EarlyON Child and Family Centers: On hold until further notice
Before and After School Program: On hold until schools are reopened.
Community Support – Acton: Phone and email contact only with by appointment pick-up and drop-off following physical distancing recommendations
Preparing for COVID-19
Links2Care is as prepared as possible for the spread of COVID-19. The following measures are in place:
- Daily proactive screening of all clients, staff members, volunteers and visitors
- Reinforcing Public Health and Ministry of Health protocols for staff members, volunteers and clients returning from travel outside of Canada
- Diligent infection prevention and control measures
- Ensuring staff are informed and have access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) – gloves, masks, gowns/protective suits, safety glasses
- Monitoring the situation daily
There are simple – but very effective things you can do to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
- Wash your hands!
- Don’t touch your face
- Regularly clean high touch surfaces such as door handles, phones, remotes
- Limit contact with others, including maintaining a distance of over 1m, avoid shaking hands etc.
- Stay home if you are sick
COVID-19 Prevention and Symptoms posters in various languages
Halton Information Providers COVID-19 Resources and Information Search
City of Mississauga
Government of Ontario
Government of Canada
This site contains information on:
- Prevention and risks
- Symptoms and treatment
- Travel advice