Councillor Josh Matlow in self-isolation over coronavirus
March 10, 2020
The coronavirus may have hit a member of Toronto council.
Councillor Josh Matlow released a statement Monday detailing how he is now in self-isolation after coming in contact with an individual confirmed to have COVID-19.
“I came into contact this past Thursday, March 5th, with an individual who has tested positive for COVID -- 19 upon their return from a conference in Washington, D.C.,” the statement reads.
Matlow’s self-isolation will last until March 20 on the advice of Dr. Eileen de Villa, the City’s medical officer of health.
Statement Regarding Self-Isolation due to Contact with Confirmed COVID -- 19 Case
Toronto - I have just been informed that I came into contact this past Thursday, March 5th, with an individual who has tested positive for COVID -- 19 (Novel Coronavirus) upon their return from a...
The statement says this measure is purely “out of an abundance of caution,” as he is “completely asymptomatic.”
“Because I am asymptomatic, no one, including my family, is at an elevated risk of having contracted the virus due to contact with me,” the statement says.
Due to the period of self-isolation, Councillor Matlow has cancelled all public events he was scheduled to attend.
“The Medical Officer of Health, and her excellent team, have provided me with prompt, informative advice, as they have to all Toronto residents since the Coronavirus was discovered,” the statement reads.