Happy Thanksgiving to all of our wonderful Coronation Members. Please remain safe and well during this holiday. Remember that Public Health officials are urging Ontarians to share Thanksgiving dinner only with members of their own household, or those who live alone are able to pair up with one other household. As Doug Ford says "We need to hunker down".
Here are some key points to survive Thanksgiving dinner in person:
Have lunch instead of dinner and move outdoors so you have room to socially distance.
Don't do shared dishes. Have enough utensils and make sure one person dishes out the servings onto individual plates.
Introverts, savour this moment. COVID-19 is the best excuse to cancel.
Prepare a virtual Thanksgiving dinner by sharing special family recipes in advance so everyone is eating the same thing. Hopefully, there are some wonderful distastes to talk about.
Make multiple servings of your Thanksgiving speciality and drop off portions to family and friends.
In addition, the Ministry of Health has just released a document with advice on gathering and event scenarios including hosting a Thanksgiving dinner.....
You cannot have more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors. The fewer people you have, the lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Gatherings or events outdoors are safer than indoors, however physical distancing of 2metres must still be maintained.
It is important to remember that just because you know someone, it does not reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. Keep following good public health practices.
If you choose to host an in-person gathering:
Determine how many people can easily maintain physical distancing in the space, without exceeding the gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
You should keep your gathering as small as possible and use outdoor spaces whenever possible.
Promote physical distancing, including arranging seating in advance to appropriately space household groups.
Provide all the necessary supplies, including hand sanitizer, soap and water.
Plan for how guests will use the washroom to limit people touching the same objects and ensuring it is clean.
Open windows, if possible.
Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces.
Ask guests to not attend if they have symptoms, even if they are mild or they recently had a negative COVID-19 test.
Community Curbside Giveaway Saturday October 24th from 7:00am to 5:00pm (rain or shine)
One person’s unwanted but reusable items are someone else’s treasure. During Curbside Giveaway Days, place used items that are in good condition on your property (next to the sidewalk or curb) for others to take. This initiative gives useful items a new life while keeping them out of landfill. It also encourages recycling, builds a stronger community and contributes to a more sustainable city.
I know a lot of you enjoy the virtual travel emails so I have dug around and found some virtual videos from Austria. When I was in high school I was lucky enough to visit Austria on a school skiing trip. The splendour of the mountains is a memory I will never forget. I hope you enjoy some of these videos including some footage of an eagle's eye view of Vienna, the City of Tyrol, Salzburg, and many more glorious places. * All videos shared in the post are taken from the official site of Vienna Tourist Office