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Stonegate CHC's Stage 3 Update

It was announced that the City of Toronto would be moving to Stage 3 effective Friday July 31st, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

Additional business and public spaces will be able to gradually reopen with public health and workplace safety restrictions in place, while some high-risk venues and activities will remain closed until they can safely resume operations.

What does Stage 3 mean for us?

Stonegate CHC program and services will continue to be implemented on a modified schedule that includes:
- Modified hours Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m.
- All appointments must be scheduled with a provider, if you need to come to the Health Centre your provider will notify you.
- Programs will be provided online.
- All clients will be screened first on the phone when making an appointment with a provider and then by staff behind the glass barrier at reception.
- Clients will be asked to sanitize their hands and wear a mask. Wearing a mask or face covering has been required in indoor public spaces beginning July 7, 2020 under City of Toronto By-Law 541-2020
- Waiting room chairs have been minimized and spaced to ensure 2 metre distance.
- Waiting room will regularly be cleaned by staff wearing full PPE.
- Staff will be screened for symptoms and have their temperature taken at the beginning of each day.

We are exploring providing outdoor programming and are implementing a risk assessment on all our programs and service reviewing how to mitigate risk and determine which programs can safely return.

Stonegate Community Health Centre will continue to work toward recovery acting responsibly by putting measures in place to keep the community safe

What can you do?
- Maintain 2-metres distance from everyone outside your safe social circle.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
- Wear a non-medical mask where maintaining physical distancing is difficult and where masks are mandatory. Protect the supply of medical grade masks for health care workers.
- If you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it you should get tested. While waiting for test results, stay home, self-isolate and prevent potential spread.