Message for Roots Community Services on Impact of COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, Roots Community Services Inc. will be fully closing its offices from March 23, 2020, until further notice to curb the spread of this pandemic which is devastating all our lives. We are actively monitoring the evolving situation and will take every necessary precaution to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and volunteers, in accordance with the various governmental health agencies’ recommendations and directives.

We are especially concerned about the welfare of our clients, staff and volunteers during this period where we are asked to be physically distanced from each other and not to venture from our homes. This is a major disruption to all of us and a burden to many, particularly those who already were finding it difficult to cope mentally.

We want our clients to know we are here for you. We are at the other end of a phone line or screen if you want to video chat with us. We will find creative ways to serve you and help you through this difficult period, and by helping you, you will help us as well Please contact your coordinator/counsellor if you need assistance. They will also contact you to ensure you are coping with this social disruption. We are also working with some of our partners to ensure we can meet your needs as much as possible under the circumstances. We implore you to follow the recommendations of the health officials and obey the directives from the Ontario government. These are in place for your safety. Below are links to government sites should you require additional information. You may call us at 905-455-6789 and we will get back to you as soon as possible or you can reach us through our Contact Us page and we will respond within 24 hours.

Please stay safe and healthy and make sure you do your part to curtail this menacing virus without the loss of too many lives.
 

City of Brampton - https://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/emergency-
management/Pages/COVID-19.aspx


City of Mississauga - https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/novel-
coronavirus-information-covid-19/


Town of Caledon - https://www.caledon.ca/en/News/index.aspx?feedId=0127b33c-5724-41f6-a710-50fe8f39b605&newsId=9a08b01c-1697-4926-8810-6caf0ab33b7a Public

Health Ontario - https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus/public-resources

Public Health Agency Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html Ontario Together - https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-your-organization-can-help-fight-coronavirus

Region of Peelhttps://peelregion.ca/coronavirus/


Angela J Carter
Executive Director