Peel releases update on COVID-19 for parents in Mississauga

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Due to the fact the coronavirus is rapidly spreading—so far, there are 20 confirmed cases of the virus in Ontario—the Region of Peel issued a release to keep parents informed regarding when to keep their kids home from school.

According to the release, parents should only consider self-isolating if they have travelled to a region that is currently experiencing an outbreak of the virus within the last 14 days.

Presently, the countries experiencing significant outbreaks are Mainland China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, Japan, and Iran.

Anyone who has visited one of these places is strongly advised to pay attention to possible symptoms, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, and notify Peel Public Health immediately if they become symptomatic.

Those with questions or concerns about the COVID-19 virus can contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

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