All Canadians need to practice physical distancing reinforce Island doctors – Manitoulin Expositor

April 3, 2020

MINDEMOYA – With the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases of residents in the Manitoulin District being reported on Sunday of this week, it is even more important that people stay at home, self-isolate and continue physical distancing as keys to keep this disease from spreading further.

“It is key that self-isolation and physically self-distancing from others be followed,” said Dr. Maurianne Reade this past Saturday. “Dr. (Stephen) Cooper, in an interview on a local radio station on Friday mentioned that for those people who have travelled and are in self-isolation it may seem like 14 days is a long wait, but it is imperative and important to keep in mind that others benefit by following the self-isolation procedures. It is so important for people to stay at home if they can and self-isolate. Every day that we work toward flattening the curve of this virus, the better it is for everyone and saves the lives of local residents and health care workers.”

“We know that the vast majority of people who have returned from travelling in different countries are self-isolating and we are thankful for that. However, in the community a few people have been identified as not taking this whole thing seriously enough. They need to get on board and self-isolate. That’s part of the District of Manitoulin community COVID leadership message that we want to create. People need to stay at home.”

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