I am pleased to share that our MaskUp education campaign was a big success. We sold out of the polka dots masks twice, with over 14,000 in circulation. We are grateful to our community and many others across Ontario and other parts of Canada for supporting this effort and helping keep the virus in-check.
North York General has administered over 61,000 COVID-19 tests during the last six months. Please note the below updates related to our COVID-19 Assessment Centres:
555 Finch Ave. (North Entrance immediately after Finch)
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
This site is for those who are asymptomatic and feel well but would still like a test. You can also go here if you have COVID-19-related symptoms. All ages are welcome, including children.
4001 Leslie Street (by the Emergency entrance)
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
This testing site is only for those who are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms.
North York General has gone to extensive efforts to make sure the hospital is safe for patients and staff. If you require emergency services, please don’t hesitate to go to our Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency. You must wear a mask and respect the rules detailed upon arrival. We absolutely want you to come and see us when you need medical care.
I will end my update with a hope that we all stay vigilant as we re-open parts of our institutions, businesses and our lives. COVID-19 is still present, and the health and safety of our families, friends, co-workers and community remain paramount.
With my best to you and yours, and #stay safe,
President & CEO
P.S. As always, if you are interested in learning more about COVID-19-related issues, please go to the hospital’s website at nygh.on.ca/covid-19-updates and remember to access our self-assessment tool at covid19toronto.ca to help guide you if you or a family member are feeling unwell.