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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 covid19@links2care.ca or click on municipal and government links near the end of this post.

Daily Screening

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 sbhimani@links2care.ca 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

 Prevention

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

Urdu COVID-19 spread prevention poster
Urdu
Tamil COVID-19 spread prevention poster
Tamil
Punjabi COVID-19 spread prevention poster
Punjabi
Gujarati COVID-19 spread prevention poster
Gujarati
English COVID-19 spread prevention poster
English
Bengali COVID-19 spread prevention poster
Bengali
Hindi COVID-19 spread prevention poster
Hindi
Arabic COVID-19 spread prevention poster
Arabic

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

Halton Information Providers COVID-19  Resources and Information Search

Halton Community Services Directory

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Halton Region

https://www.halton.ca/COVID19

City of Mississauga

https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/covid-19/

Mississauga-Halton Healthline

https://www.mississaugahaltonhealthline.ca/

Government of Ontario

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/

Government of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

This site contains information on:

  • Prevention and risks
  • Symptoms and treatment
  • Travel advice

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