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Health: The ultimate Father’s Day gift

Health: The ultimate Father’s Day gift

On June 21, families will be appreciating and celebrating their fathers.

It is an annual tradition many see as an opportunity to get together for good food and good company. However, due to COVID-19, this year families should consider breaking the large gathering tradition, adhering to provincial rules of limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people and still maintaining a physical distance of 2-meters from those who are not members of your immediate household.

With the size of gatherings increasing from five to 10 and the introduction of social circles, as much as you may want to give someone you love a hug or a kiss, remember that you can spread COVID-19 even if you do not have any symptoms; everyone is susceptible to contracting COVID-19, including children and young individuals up to age 45.

But this doesn’t mean the good food and company can’t still be enjoyed by practicing physical distancing, covering coughs and sneezes, washing your hands often, being true to your social circle, avoiding the sharing of food and drinks and increasing the cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

If you have an elderly father who is at a higher risk when it comes to COVID-19, consider alternative celebrations such as connecting over the phone, using video chat, having a window visit and dropping gifts or food off at the door.

Helping your father maintain his health is this year’s ultimate Father’s Day gift.

What you do today can impact your loved ones’ health tomorrow so protect yourself, loved ones and your community.

Staying home and practicing physical distancing is still the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19. But with the warmer weather and community slowly reopening, more people are venturing outside of their homes. If you choose to do so, consider the following tips to help protect yourself and others

If you are ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home or visit one of the three York Region assessment centres.

For more information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones and to stay informed, visit

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