The Regional Municipality Of York


York Region to provide update on first positive case of COVID-19

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York will provide an update on a positive case of COVID-19 with an individual from the City of Richmond Hill.


Saturday, February 29, 2020


4:00 p.m.


York Region Adminsitrative Centre

Great Hall   

17250 Yonge Street

Newmarket, Ontario


York Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Karim Kurji

Note: Interviews in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Farsi will be available

The Regional Municipality of York is actively monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and continues to collaborate with local hospitals, emergency services and other health agencies.

There is no evidence of community spread in York Region and the risk to residents continues to remain low.

Updated information, including Frequently Asked Questions translated in multiple languages and a YouTube playlist with York Region’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kurji speaking about how to protect yourself is available on

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with over 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

Media Contact:

Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York

Phone:  1-877-464-9675  ext. 71226 or Cell: 905-251-6412


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