Member of Parliament Oshawa
March 17, 2020

COVID-19 and Constituency Office Operation

Dear Constituents,

Out of an abundance of caution the House of Commons recently adopted a motion (based on a recommendation from the Board of Internal Economy) that the House remain suspended until April 20, 2020.

This is a precautionary measure aimed at preventing the possible spread of COVID-19 within the Parliamentary Precinct and Members' own constituencies.

With activities at Oshawa's schools, community centres and other large events coming to a standstill, I have decided that my office will, effective today, close for in-person interaction.

However, my staff and I will continue to serve the constituents of Oshawa and we will deliver all of our usual services over the phone, or electronically.

I cannot stress the importance of undertaking social distancing measures and to closely monitor our community's most vulnerable groups, particularly the elderly and immune-compromised individuals. Please check on your neighbours and follow Health Canada's recommendations as well our . As Canadians we've overcome situations like this before -- and we'll do so again.

Should you need to contact my office or get in touch with me at any time, I may be reached by e-mail at colin.carrie@parl.gc.ca or telephone at 905.440.4868.

Please take good care of you and yours.

Best wishes,

Colin


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