Our COVID-19 Response
At AGATA Resource Centre, the health and safety of our clients, staff, volunteers and community are vital. To continue providing support and care services to those in need, we have implemented public health safety measures and best practices as outlined and recommended from our public health experts.
For Your Information
Exposed to COVID-19?
No testing onsite
Words from our Health Leaders
We are in the midst of a global pandemic, one that will fundamentally transform our province. Early losses and rapid escalation have already shown us glimpses of the devastation COVID-19 will leave in its wake. This is an unprecedented moment. To change this pandemic’s trajectory we must be willing to ask difficult questions, including asking who is left behind in current responses and which communities are at increased risk of harm. We will not contain COVID-19 without bringing critical analysis and differential population health actions to our pandemic response.
To continue reading, visit: Alliance for Healthier Communities
COVID-19 Questions for the community
How has the Black community in Toronto been affected by COVID-19?
The Black populations in Toronto are disproportionately represented, especially as COVID-19 cases rise. 9% of the total population in Toronto are Black, representing nearly 1/4 of all new COVID-19 cases.
Is there literature on the effects of COVID-19 on Black communities?
The Black Health Alliance has released a report on the perspectives on health and well-being in Black communities in Toronto. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has also released a helpful report on shining a light on mental health in Black communities.
Do I need to get a COVID-19 test if I don’t have symptoms?
If you’re asymptomatic – showing no symptoms of COVID-19 – you’re able to transmit the virus to others. Asymptomatic cases make up a significant proportion of COVID-19 cases. Getting tested is one of the best ways to protect your loved ones, friends, and entire community from COVID-19 virus.
COVID-19 Testing and Assessment
Mental Health Supports
Kids Help Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868 for 24/7 phone and text support.