The COVID-19 pandemic will make this year’s celebration of Mother’s Day unlike any other for most people, but especially those in long-term care facilities, barred from any physical contact with family members.
Many moms will be receiving the traditional messages of love and gratitude by remote means, or from the other side of glass barriers.
Federal officials issued dire warnings Saturday about the dangers to long-term care residents if COVID-19 restrictions are lifted too quickly.
Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, noted that long-term care residents account for more than 80 per cent of deaths caused by the virus across the country, despite making up only one in five cases. And she said stricter measures “may have to be reinstated” if controls ease up too soon.
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