April 25, 2003

SARS Community Information Session to be held in Vaughan

Newmarket – York Region Health Services offers an update to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) community information session.

When: Monday, April 28th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Maple Creek Public School,
210 Hawker Road
(South of Major Mackenzie, east of Jane Street), Maple (City of Vaughan)

Update to Panel:

and Medical Officer of Health

(to offer details on the process of contact tracing)

(to answer questions on infection control measures)

A reminder that this session is not for those who have been exposed to or have contracted SARS. There are five clinics dedicated to assessing and screening for SARS. In York Region, the SARS Assessment Clinic is located at 6824 Hwy. 7 (just east of Ninth Line) in Markham, and is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For the location of other Clinics or questions about SARS, call York Region Health Services’ Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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