News & Events happening in the Stouffville/Markham and greater Rouge Valley area. Some events sponsored by PGFSO.
THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN FOLKLORE SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
Annual General Meeting
Location: Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Road, Markham ON
Date : Saturday, April 15th, 2023
2023 President: Paul E. Reesor
REESOR FAMILY IN CANADA REUNION (postponed in 2020)
Saturday, June 24th, 2023 10am to 4pm
@ Markham Fairgrounds, Livestock Pavilion Complex, Markham ON
For additional updates and details, check the Reesor Family in Canada website – https://reesorfamily.on.ca/
2021 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus
November 2022 –While Ontario, like other jurisdictions, has taken measures to be able to live with and manage COVID-19 for the long-term, we all still need to do our part to protect ourselves and others, especially during respiratory illness season. This includes practising good hand hygiene, wearing a mask if in buildings or if you feel it is right for you, staying home when you are sick, and staying up to date on your vaccinations.
November 2022 – Doctor urges Canadians to ‘avoid getting infected’ and mask up amid viral surge –
“If you can avoid getting infected, you should avoid getting infected,” Isaac Bogoch, infectious diseases specialist at Toronto General Hospital, told the Roy Green Show. “Our hospitals are stretched, especially the pediatric hospitals, and [masking] reduces the risk of transmission in the community,” he said.
“The short answer here is there is no conclusive answer,” he said. “Regardless of what’s driving it, you can reduce your risk of severe illness by getting vaccinated for the flu or COVID and by putting a mask on if you go into an indoor setting.”
COVID-19 facts –
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent hand washing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus.
from Global News, December 1, 2020