A message from our Member of Parliament
As Canadians are now taking on our biggest challenge
in over 75 years, here are a few important things to
consider as we continue to face this crisis together:
Maintaining Your Physical Health
In the brief time that Canadians have been living with
the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all seen the disease
and our response to it go through several stages.
Immunologists and other experts predict we will have
to continue dealing with this deadly virus through
many more months and many more stages to come.
However, whatever stage we may find ourselves at
and whatever new medical information becomes
available, there are a few basic precautions that will
remain the most important things you can do to avoid
• Wash your hands often, thoroughly and for at least
20 seconds, or about the time it takes to sing the
“Happy Birthday” song twice.
• Try to stay at least two arms’ lengths from other
people and, until there is a vaccine or cure, avoid
public gatherings even as they become allowed again.
• If you choose to wear a mask in public, remember
they can help but are no guarantee of preventing the
spread of the virus; if they are loose or you leave your
nose exposed they are even less effective.
• Look for ways to eat healthy and stay active even if
the pandemic is making those things more challenging
Maintaining Your Mental Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world so
much and so quickly, you might feel like you’re no
longer in control of things. It is normal to feel sad,
stressed, confused, scared or worried about your own
health and that of your loved ones. You may also
be worried about your finances or feeling the
weight of isolation.
Here are some ways you can cope:
• Stay informed, but think critically about the
source and reliability of the information you`re
consuming, and also be sure to take breaks from
the news and social media to avoid becoming
• Maintain your social connections through
phones or other technological means to avoid the
loneliness that physical distancing can cause.
• Focus as much as possible on what you can
control, and what is positive about your
• The CHIMO Helpline is also available 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year for anyone having trouble
coping with the emotional toll of COVID-19 or
anything else in life: 1-800-667-5005.
Stay healthy and-of course- stay safe!
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