Hamilton's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson says Mother's Day should follow physical distancing rules

News May 08, 2020 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson is urging families to be creative on how to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend.

Richardson said during the May 6 virtual town hall meeting there are lots of good ways to honour mothers without actually conducting in-person visits and putting them at risk for catching the coronavirus, including holding virtual gatherings via video chats, sending flowers, crafting a Mother’s Day card, holding window visits and if possible joining together with family members outside and but maintaining the proper physical distance.

Richardson said it is “absolutely OK” to have so-called window visits with mothers who are living at retirement or long-term care facilities, as long as there is a physical barrier in place.

“It is good time to be creative,” said Richardson. “It’s a good time to think of different ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.”

For families who normally take mom out for brunch, restaurants that are closed because of the pandemic have been offering pre-made brunches and dinners for orders and available for touchless curbside pickup.

There are also businesses promoting Mother’s Day products online that can be picked up and delivered to mom as part of a last-minute gift option.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, whose mother-in-law is in a long-term care facility, also encouraged families to celebrate Mother’s Day in ways that protects family members.

As of May 8, Hamilton has 469 confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus, with 314 cases having been resolved. There have been 23 deaths, with the majority of them occurring at long-term care facilities.

 

 

Hamilton's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson says families should be 'creative' when celebrating Mother's Day

News May 08, 2020 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson is urging families to be creative on how to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend.

Richardson said during the May 6 virtual town hall meeting there are lots of good ways to honour mothers without actually conducting in-person visits and putting them at risk for catching the coronavirus, including holding virtual gatherings via video chats, sending flowers, crafting a Mother’s Day card, holding window visits and if possible joining together with family members outside and but maintaining the proper physical distance.

Richardson said it is “absolutely OK” to have so-called window visits with mothers who are living at retirement or long-term care facilities, as long as there is a physical barrier in place.

“It is good time to be creative,” said Richardson. “It’s a good time to think of different ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.”

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For families who normally take mom out for brunch, restaurants that are closed because of the pandemic have been offering pre-made brunches and dinners for orders and available for touchless curbside pickup.

There are also businesses promoting Mother’s Day products online that can be picked up and delivered to mom as part of a last-minute gift option.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, whose mother-in-law is in a long-term care facility, also encouraged families to celebrate Mother’s Day in ways that protects family members.

As of May 8, Hamilton has 469 confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus, with 314 cases having been resolved. There have been 23 deaths, with the majority of them occurring at long-term care facilities.

 

 

Hamilton's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson says families should be 'creative' when celebrating Mother's Day

News May 08, 2020 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson is urging families to be creative on how to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend.

Richardson said during the May 6 virtual town hall meeting there are lots of good ways to honour mothers without actually conducting in-person visits and putting them at risk for catching the coronavirus, including holding virtual gatherings via video chats, sending flowers, crafting a Mother’s Day card, holding window visits and if possible joining together with family members outside and but maintaining the proper physical distance.

Richardson said it is “absolutely OK” to have so-called window visits with mothers who are living at retirement or long-term care facilities, as long as there is a physical barrier in place.

“It is good time to be creative,” said Richardson. “It’s a good time to think of different ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.”

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For families who normally take mom out for brunch, restaurants that are closed because of the pandemic have been offering pre-made brunches and dinners for orders and available for touchless curbside pickup.

There are also businesses promoting Mother’s Day products online that can be picked up and delivered to mom as part of a last-minute gift option.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, whose mother-in-law is in a long-term care facility, also encouraged families to celebrate Mother’s Day in ways that protects family members.

As of May 8, Hamilton has 469 confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus, with 314 cases having been resolved. There have been 23 deaths, with the majority of them occurring at long-term care facilities.