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Lawrence Loh said : “I ask all parents to continue to help us by remaining vigilant,” “Please don’t send your children to school if they are sick and please ensure they are tested and stay home if they have any symptoms. Also, if your child is 12 to 17 years old and eligible to receive a vaccine make sure they receive two doses. Your diligence will help to keep our students in school and in person” External link

cp24 Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I'm aware that other jurisdictions in Ontario have moved locally ahead to issue letters of instruction on the matter. However, many of these leagues play across municipal boundaries and tournaments attract teams from other parts of the province," "It is my hope that the provincial government will act to reduce confusion and ensure consistency across the province and keep these youth and their families safe as they continue to play their sports" External link

cp24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This Pfizer shipment delay provides us an opportunity to remind our community of the clear science around interchangeability,” External link

680news Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This Pfizer shipment delay provides us an opportunity to remind our community of the clear science around interchangeability," External link

CBC Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The easiest way for me to say it is, ‘You can get the same thing you got as your first dose or any of the mRNA vaccines,’” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Approximately 34 per cent of our bookings, at this point, are non-Peel residents,” External link

680news Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Approximately 34 per cent of our bookings, at this point, are non-Peel residents,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have also written to the province asking for away, especially given the focus on this area as a Delta area of concern, some opportunity to make sure that we’re ringfencing a larger number of appointments for our residents here in Peel,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That protection may not be enough to forestall a resurgence if we reopen and reengage too quickly,” External link

680news Monday, June 14, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We recognized very early on that sharing data, particularly around things like occupation, could actually help develop a clear picture of how the pandemic is unfolding in our community and also allow us to identify areas that may require attention," External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We were able to come out and say, it's not that people aren't following the regulations, it's in fact the fact that these people are working in jobs that cannot be done from home," "It's not the data itself that leads to the stigma and discrimination, but it is the inability to understand the full story behind the numbers" External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This facility has the capacity to deliver thousands of daily vaccines, which will be critical as we push towards widespread two-dose coverage in aiming to end the acute phase of the pandemic in Peel and all of Ontario,” External link

brucepower Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh noted : “We know that with the Delta variant, one dose of vaccine is only 33 to 50 per cent effective,” “One dose really is the beginning of your protection against COVID-19” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:09:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh noted : “We know that with the Delta variant, one dose of vaccine is only 33 to 50 per cent effective,” “One dose really is the beginning of your protection against COVID-19” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We don’t want to go from zero to 100 as we come out of this (wave),” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s not time to fully start to celebrate,” “We must continue to emerge gradually in our lives and our reopenings” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We going to try to just get second doses out there as quickly as possible," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Today, I want to talk a bit about patience,” “Like many of you, I love summer. Canadians wait all year for the magic of these long days and warm nights and so I know, that our residents have what it takes to be patient, to be able to hold on a little bit longer and put this firmly behind us” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “On Friday I want to remind our residents these first steps to reopening are not a full return to normal. We do have high first-dose coverage but we have low second-dose coverage,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We must continue to emerge gradually, in our lives and our reopenings,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh warned : “On Friday I want to remind our residents that these first steps to reopening are not a full return to normal. We do have high first dose coverage but we have low second dose coverage and the science shows that only 33 to 50 per cent protection is afforded against the Delta variant with one dose. That protection may not be enough to forestall a resurgence if we reopen and re-engage too quickly,” “You can start to meet with people outside your home but continue to limit your contact and ensure that you’re following precautions” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told ( about Table ) : “Preliminary analysis from the Science Table suggests that in one month, the Delta variant will be the dominant strain in our region, with the rest of Ontario weeks behind,” External link

680news Friday, June 4, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That really means we have four weeks to try to get to widespread two-dose coverage in our community,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, June 4, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is critical that we increase vaccine uptake for all Canadians, but we know that the South Asian community will need specific attention and targeted outreach, particularly given the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on this ethnocultural community,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Preliminary analysis from the science table suggests that in one month, the Delta variant will be the dominant strain in our region with the rest of Ontario weeks behind,” External link

cp24 Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “B.1.617 is quickly replacing B.1.1.7. which was the Alpha variant originally detected in the U.K. and which drove our third wave across Brampton and the Region of Peel,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Members of the science table this week have advised Peel Public Health that B.1.617 … is increasingly being detected in Ontario and that Peel Region has the highest proportion of this variant out of the entire province,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “With initial signals that the Delta variant is more transmissible and severe on top of the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), this means we very much welcome the province’s continued cautious reopening as one component to preventing a fourth wave,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have only just started getting back preliminary lab results and analysis from our provincial laboratory partner and the trends being observed are concerning,” “B.1.617 is quickly replacing B.1.1.7, which was the alpha variant originally detected in the UK, and which drove our third wave across Brampton and the Region of Peel” External link

680news Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Preliminary analysis from the science table suggests that in one month the Delta variant will be the dominant strain in our region with the rest of Ontario weeks behind,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “With the adjustments in the weeks to come, it's anticipated that this will return to a roughly per capita total dose allocation,” External link

ctvnews Friday, May 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “While these workplace pop-ups may not be happening as frequently or quickly, and may be delayed or deferred, they will eventually come,” “It's just a matter of moving a bit more slowly over the next few weeks, but still making sure that we get to those populations” External link

ctvnews Friday, May 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

680news Friday, May 28, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “While children are less likely to have more severe presentations of disease, it’s not necessarily a chance that you want to take,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Children would benefit from the protection ultimately, because this disease spreads from person to person. It’s looking for vulnerable hosts,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is not going to be forever, but at least just until we get out of this third wave, we need people to just limit any potential risk of spread,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

680news Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning," External link

ctvnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning," External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The province’s hotspot allocation has worked,” External link

680news Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As part of that, I encourage anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated so we can come out on the other side of this pandemic,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “There has never been a greater time to recognize the dedication of our community. Thank you to every individual who has been vaccinated or helped a family member, a colleague or friend to connect to vaccination,” “I’m so proud of the commitment in support of our community. At the same time, I am thankful to the teams and community members who continue to commit themselves to this tireless effort. This milestone is also a reminder that we must continue to do our part by remaining vigilant and working together to keep each other healthy and safe” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Today we are rapidly approaching 70 per cent first dose coverage for 18 plus population. I anticipate that milestone to be confirmed today or in the days to come. And that also includes 75 per cent first dose coverage for those aged 50 and over, and over half of our 18 to 49 with first doses,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I mean, that's I think where I'm maybe a bit, maybe sort of struggling to answer that question in the sense that, you know, I'm ultimately a scientist at heart and I have to speak to the data and the context and evidence of what I'm seeing in my community," "I think speaking to how we actually protect them, you know, we've made very clear inspections, investigations, ensuring that there's paid sick days, all those other pieces. And I think to the extent that the province has, through various conversations and dialogue, started to warm up to many of those ideas, I think maybe it's just [going] to continue to [be a] work in progress and trying to get to a way forward together" External link

CBC Monday, May 24, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our doses are going to go fast,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Thanks to the province’s focus on the hot spot allocation, we do continue to have sufficient supply for the capacity we have built,” “But that is not going to last” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our doses are going to go fast,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Thanks to the province’s focus on the hot spot allocation, we do continue to have sufficient supply for the capacity we have built,” “But that is not going to last” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Thanks to the province’s focus on the hot spot allocation, we do continue to have sufficient supply for the capacity we have built,” “But that is not going to last” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our doses are going to go fast,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s standard of practice that mature minors who understand the risks and benefits of a procedure are able to consent to it on their own,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Vaccination of as many residents as possible is essential,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Let's do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75 per cent first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated," External link

CBC Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We're really targeting both to the 18 to 48 demographic that opened up in Peel, trying to make it fun for the young folks and going into the night as well. But we also know there's a lot of shift workers, a lot of people who can't work from home, and so we're trying to see if there is uptake on the overnight hours," External link

cp24 Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Now's the time to be part of something that's really exciting," External link

cp24 Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "If there's uptake on overnights, we'll be we'll be looking to include that in our planning in the future," External link

cp24 Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Let's do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75 per cent first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Certainly, our transmission rates appear to be declining, however, our hospitals continue to transfer patients and face capacity challenges,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about Bruce Power ) : “The Region of Peel is pleased to partner with Bruce Power to offer another location for Peel residents to get their vaccine,” External link

brucepower Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about After Dark ) : “I’m calling on all our residents 18+ to help fill these overnight spots at ‘Doses After Dark’! Let’s do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75% first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated,” External link

citynews-ca Monday, May 10, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about After Dark ) : “I’m calling on all our residents 18+ to help fill these overnight spots at ‘Doses After Dark’! Let’s do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75% first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated,” External link

680news Monday, May 10, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We looked at the additional population not covered by the province’s move and it was only about 50,000 people,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That puts us within weeks, hopefully, of getting to 75 per cent of our population with first doses,” “Basically we’re going to populate Peel with as much vaccine as possible and just get it into arms. It’s really exciting” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s been this constant chain of infection between houses with lots of people and workplaces with lots of people,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have seen a decrease in our mean-average cases detected in workplace outbreaks because we’re moving to closure faster and interrupting transmissions,” “We haven’t quite seen a consistent decreasing trend (in overall infections) just yet. We are seeing positive signs that our curve is starting to bend, and perhaps starting to trend downwards, but nothing consistently decreasing that we would be able to hang our hat on at this time” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Of course, it also depends on resourcing, but that is a hard limit — you can’t hire and train staff exponentially,” “Beyond (approximately 20), contact and case management definitely loses effectiveness” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are thrilled to have vaccine supply to enhance our mass vaccination efforts and offer protection to everyone over 18 who lives in Peel Region,” “This is a very important step in our fight against COVID-19, as we work towards vaccinating our community as quickly as possible” External link

680news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “By reaching out directly to residents and workplaces in hotspots, we can continue to address transmission in our community and quickly protect even more residents in our community, particularly those who cannot work from home,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The rate of growth is slowing but we are still not flattening the curve,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 30, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The rate of growth is slowing but we are still not flattening the curve,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 30, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “You are looking at five to six weeks until we get about 1.1 million (vaccinated),” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The reality is that at the pace we are at in our mass vaccination clinics, 100-thousand doses a week,” “The more people we get quickly through that, (we are) getting close to that magic number” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “At this time, however, I think calling for reopening is a bit challenging in my position because as I've said we are still not yet out of this very severe third wave and I think to the degree that we're trying to really get people to understand essential meetings, essential purposes only and always with precautions,” External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “At this time, however, I think calling for reopening is a bit challenging in my position because as I've said we are still not yet out of this very severe third wave and I think to the degree that we're trying to really get people to understand essential meetings, essential purposes only and always with precautions,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “By reaching out directly to residents and workplaces in hotspots, we can continue to address transmission in our community and quickly protect even more residents in our community, particularly those who cannot work from home,” External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Workplace vaccination clinics represent an expansion of our mobile offerings here in Peel, and supply now permits us to launch this offering in support of our overall mass vaccination efforts,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “We know that it has been a story of inequity and disparity,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If they haven’t been closed yet, it’s because there’s work underway for us to determine if the cases are linked to the workplace or if they were associated with the workplace through some other means, such as a worker who acquired it at home, for example, or through another close contact outside the workplace,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “It’s not like a workplace is automatically shut down if it reaches five cases,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These workplaces are large and complex. Sometimes there are a few cases in one area and it’s contained to a certain shift or section,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "But I think really the buck stops at our own entry points and border, and to the extent that we're trying to get things under control and hopeful with the vaccine rollout ... we will," External link

CBC Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These hot-spot workplace and community pop-up clinics are a welcome addition to the variety of ways that we are delivering vaccines in arms,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 23, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These hot-spot workplace and community pop-up clinics are a welcome addition to the variety of ways that we are delivering vaccines in arms,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 23, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "These hot-spot workplace and community pop-up clinics are a welcome addition to the variety of ways that we are delivering vaccines in arms," External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These hot-spot workplace and community pop-up clinics are a welcome addition to the variety of ways that we are delivering vaccines in arms,” External link

680news Friday, April 23, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are working in collaboration with over 150 organizations and over 20 community group working tables to roll out the Mass Vaccination Program and Hot Spot strategy within workplace and community sites,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is unfortunately the crisis that we feared. The patients fighting for their lives are our most vulnerable, our elderly, but also our essential workers who are increasingly younger and are often our newest Canadians and our racialized residents,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That is why we have always advised people, if you are meeting people outside of the people that you already live with, assume that they might have COVID,” External link

cknw Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This is unfortunately the crisis that we feared," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "The patients fighting for their lives are our most vulnerable, our elderly, but also our essential workers who are increasingly younger, and are often our newest Canadians and our racialized residents," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I ask employers to support this measure, by making any such leave paid for impacted employees. It's the right thing to do," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’re very concerned about potential disruptions to the supply chain,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "In the absence of legislated paid sick days, we also call on all employers impacted by expedited closure to provide paid leave for all employees impacted by COVID-19 or these new safety measures, and to consider moving as many operations as possible virtually to reduce risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “The goal of this is really to get ahead of the variants, as we did with schools and automatic dismissals,” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We know that our workers have continued to show up at work sick,” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "In the absence of legislated paid sick days, we also call on all employers impacted by expedited closure to provide paid leave for all employees impacted by COVID-19 or these new safety measures, and to consider moving as many operations as possible virtually to reduce risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are seeing the highest rates of transmission in our community than we have seen throughout this entire pandemic. Workplaces that remain open continue to be a driver of cases in Peel, as they have been throughout the course of our emergency response,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The most important thing to highlight is with the variant spread that we are seeing right now, we are seeing spread in these workplaces more widely and more quickly,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The analysis we did earlier on this year showed that one in four cases had actually showed up symptomatic at work,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think our current situation is critical,” “You’ve got people in ICU who are being transferred hundreds of kilometres away, you’ve got every single surgery cancelled” External link

680news Monday, April 19, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our investigation determined a closure was required to break the chain of transmission,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I am hopeful, because vaccination is here, and while it will need time to be successful, it will position us well to ultimately prevent a fourth wave," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “When we closed Amazon on March 12, we received a reachout from the province to offer us 5,000 doses in a bid to get the plant up and running again,” “From a medical perspective, getting people vaccinated, even over that weekend, would not have reopened the plant, because the transmission within the facility was widespread, which is what necessitated the closure” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “We were abiding by the provincial framework,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “When we closed Amazon on March 12, we received a reachout from the province to offer us 5,000 doses in a bid to get the plant up and running again,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “When we closed Amazon on March 12, we received a reachout from the province to offer us 5,000 doses in a bid to get the plant up and running again,” “From a medical perspective, getting people vaccinated, even over that weekend, would not have reopened the plant, because the transmission within the facility was widespread, which is what necessitated the closure” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 9, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “We were abiding by the provincial framework,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 9, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am hopeful, because vaccination is here, and while it will need time to be successful, it will position us well to ultimately prevent a fourth wave,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 9, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Moving quickly down the age brackets will be the fastest and most effective way to ensure that we get Peel vaccinated in the least amount of time,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 9, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I want to be clear that moving quickly down the age brackets will be fastest and most effective way to ensure that we get Peel vaccinated in the least amount of time,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our investigation determined a closure was required to break the chain of transmission,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “With increasing case counts and the presence of variants of concern, we need to break chains of transmission and keep our schools safe,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We know that we’re also at such high rates of transmission that we’re seeing more and more introductions into our school settings and our ability to respond is becoming increasingly strapped,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 5, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

cp24 Monday, April 5, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

citynews-ca Monday, April 5, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “regularly evaluate thresholds for consideration of remote learning across Ontario,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Digitalisation offers businesses many opportunities, from improving their processes and reaching out to new customers to having a direct and measurable impact on their revenue" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "The digitalisation journey is a long one and we urge SMEs to stay the course to see their efforts pay off when they emerge stronger through the pandemic" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Digitalisation offers businesses many opportunities, from improving their processes and reaching out to new customers to having a direct and measurable impact on their revenue. Close to one in two SMBs that proactively took steps to adopt digital tools last year are already seeing benefits such as greater productivity and efficiency gains, improved customer experience, and higher revenue, even in a volatile business environment. " External link

zdnet Monday, March 22, 2021 11:15:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “There have been questions raised around the ongoing picture of transmission in our community,” “At this time we continue in discussions with our school boards and ultimately will issue recommendations that will continue to keep our community and our school system safe” External link

680news Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “My understanding on length of ICU stay for individuals who have the variant detected is slightly longer, a half day to a full day,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are currently having active discussions that are exploring if we can maintain some of the protections afforded by the current measures enforced here in Peel, but consider adjustments particularly where there is an opportunity to leverage the outdoors for things such as dining and fitness,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I continue to explore with my provincial partners how we can strike a balance between the improving weather, the need to adjust measures on account of community fatigue, vaccine supply and the growth of variants,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are currently having active discussions that are exploring if we can maintain some of the protections afforded by the current measures enforced here in Peel but consider adjustments particularly where there is an opportunity to leverage the outdoors for things such as dining and fitness,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If St. Paddy’s Day had gone ahead, in the way people traditionally celebrate, we might have ended up like New York City or Lombardy, Italy,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 15, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If St. Paddy’s Day had gone ahead, in the way people traditionally celebrate, we might have ended up like New York City or Lombardy, Italy,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 15, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If St. Paddy’s Day had gone ahead, in the way people traditionally celebrate, we might have ended up like New York City or Lombardy, Italy,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 15, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We were in a race against time,” “We were very concerned about close contact and people mixing. With community transmission, St. Patrick’s Day could have been a significant accelerator with potential for super-spreading events” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 15, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh déclaré : "Cela peut être une bonne leçon pour les pays en développement. Mais plus important encore, cela peut également être une leçon pour les pays développés, car même dans certains pays développés du monde, il existe encore des poches de pauvreté qui nécessitent des solutions" External link

french.china.org.cn Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It can be a good lesson for developing countries. But more importantly, it can also be a lesson for developed countries, because even in certain developed countries in the world, there are still pockets of poverty that need solutions," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:40:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Just in the last few weeks, we've seen an acceleration of the transmission," External link

CBC Saturday, March 13, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This Amazon facility is in a vulnerable community and employs thousands of people. Immediate action must be taken to protect these essential workers and the community where they live. This was a difficult decision, but a necessary one, to stop further spread both in the facility and across our community. Essential workers remain the backbone of our community and I continue to urge both employers and policy makers to provide paid sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This was a difficult decision but a necessary one to stop further spread both in the facility and across our community,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This Amazon facility is in a vulnerable community and employs thousands of people. Immediate action must be taken to protect these essential workers and the community where they live,” External link

680news Friday, March 12, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The continued challenge is that cases aren’t all linked to the same cluster,” “In the last week, they detected variants of concern at the facility” External link

680news Friday, March 12, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I certainly recognize that our provincial partners are working tirelessly to ensure that the needs of various communities are being met and the supply that is being distributed is being shared in a manner that really addresses the ongoing transmission pictures in various communities," External link

CBC Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We are very grateful for our partnership with the ministry and look forward to hearing, as more AstraZeneca and more supply becomes available, how we can make sure that vaccination efforts here in Peel will be appropriately resourced," External link

CBC Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is the position of local leadership in one of the municipalities,” External link

680news Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Vaccines do us no good if they're not in arms yet," External link

CBC Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It is quite clear that air travel is not going to pick up any time in the near future, so some money is better than no money" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This does permit a gradual reopening of certain sectors in our community,” “I know it may be hard to hear for some, but our indicators still remain somewhat precarious and it makes it difficult to recommend any other level” External link

cp24 Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am recommending we enter the province’s response framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This does permit a gradual reopening of certain sectors in our community,” “I know it may be hard to hear for some, but our indicators still remain somewhat precarious and it makes it difficult to recommend any other level” External link

cp24 Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am recommending we enter the province’s response framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As we exit the province’s stay-at-home order, I am recommending that we enter the province’s framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh warned : “Reopening too quickly erases the gains that we’ve made, putting lives and well-being at risk,” “The U.K. saw a third wave when they reopened with variants in their midst and nobody, myself included, wants to see that. We must try to keep what happened there from happening here” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As we exit the province’s stay-at-home order, I am recommending that we enter the province’s framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Unfortunately, we are seeing a reversal of the favourable trends that we’ve observed in the last five weeks,” “This is driven by the growth of variants of concern and the loosening of measures in other jurisdictions” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am recommending we enter the province’s response framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told ( about William Osler ) : “At this point in time in Peel, most of our vaccines that are available for 80 plus are being delivered at our two hospital sites, both at William Osler in Brampton as well as at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga. Both hospitals have systems up and running,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Right now we are limited by our supply and limited by the significant demand that is out there so we receive allocations from the provincial government on a weekly basis and we will certainly try to match those appointments to demand,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Ultimately when your turn comes to get the shot, this is our best chance essentially to exit from the pandemic and make sure we can go back to hugs, go back to the ordinary things we used to do as human beings,” “Definitely when your turn comes, don't miss your shot” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue in discussions with our partners at Toronto Public Health and understand that a fulsome evaluation of their new approach will come in due time,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue in discussions with our partners at Toronto Public Health and understand that a fulsome evaluation of their new approach will come in due time,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 26, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's unfortunate ... that this might be occurring," "Please remember that it's a disease that spreads from person to person, and it takes all of us to do our part" External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's unfortunate... that this might be occurring," "Please remember that it's a disease that spreads from person to person and it takes all of us to do our part" External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I am hopeful that these two weeks will spare us perhaps months of agony down the road. This extension of the stay-at-home order gives us a shot at mitigating a resurgence or third wave and helps us to protect the lives of our most vulnerable and the well-being of our frontline health care providers and essential workers," External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's unfortunate (...) that this might be occurring," "Please remember that it's a disease that spreads from person to person and it takes all of us to do our part" External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's unfortunate (...) that this might be occurring," "Please remember that it's a disease that spreads from person to person and it takes all of us to do our part" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I don’t like doing this either,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think for me it becomes even more challenging now that the districts around us are back in the provincial framework,” “Because my residents are going to go elsewhere … and they will be increasing their contacts, and increasing their potential exposures” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Can we reassess our anticipated return to the provincial framework? Holding the status quo for just one incubation period, 14 days, will allow us to better see where the variant trends go and review any impact that school reopening might have on community contacts and transmission," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Can we reassess our anticipated return to the provincial framework? Holding the status quo for just one incubation period, 14 days, will allow us to better see where the variant trends go and review any impact that school reopening might have on community contacts and transmission,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh remarked : “Can we reassess our anticipated return to the provincial framework?” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This means that opening too quickly risks another surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths just as vaccines are on the way,” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Anything beyond schools at this point in time, I really think we need to take a very close look at,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Anything beyond schools at this point in time, I really think we need to take a very close look at,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This and other variant outbreaks, including the one in North Bay, should really give all of us pause,” “We know that as the variants are here and being detected in alarming frequency, we really do need to also reconsider the whole context and picture has changed as well” External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The variants are certainly of concern,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Anything beyond schools at this point in time, I really think we need to take a very close look at," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I feel for our small businesses," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We are trying to find every possible case that might be in the building at this point in time and ensure that this is being contained," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Even as the province moves toward the return to the provincial framework on Feb. 22, we need to be very clear that any reopening or loosening of measures at this point in time risks explosive growth to the variant and we must be very careful," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This testing is being done out of an abundance of caution. This is really an attempt for us to be absolutely sure that the variant is no longer detected within the condo community,” External link

barrie Monday, February 15, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Even as the province moves toward the return to the provincial framework on Feb. 22, we need to be very clear that any reopening or loosening of measures at this point in time risks explosive growth to the variant and we must be very careful," External link

CBC Monday, February 15, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "In balancing all those considerations and recognizing that we do still have the highest rates of transmission in our province, we would like to say keep schools open and give our kids a shot to stay there and ideally we would be going into the grey, lockdown category," External link

cp24 Monday, February 15, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As we begin to see variants of concern spread within the community, we are at a critical point in the pandemic response as these variants have the ability erase the progress we have made as a community,” External link

cknw Monday, February 15, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are at a critical point in the pandemic response as these variants have the ability (to) erase the progress we have made as a community,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 15, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Upon careful review and consideration of local indicators, we believe it is possible, and in fact, imperative, that schools begin to open even before community restrictions are lifted,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I can confirm that we've just concluded an investigation into a situation at a specific high school in Brampton. It's important to note that the school was closed to general in-person learning at the time that the exposure occurred, and from our investigation, we've identified that no one else was exposed and that the outbreak has been declared over," "The individuals are safely self-isolating, so certainly at least as it pertains to plans to reopen schools next week, that school, for the purpose of our investigation is, at this point in time, not currently in outbreak" External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Peel Public Health continues to work closely with our school board partners to implement enhanced measures to ensure that the opening of schools next week can be done safely and prioritizes the health and safety of the staff and students,” External link

globalnews Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's important to note that the school was closed to general in-person learning at the time that the exposure occurred," "And from our investigation, we have identified that no one else was exposed and that the outbreak has been declared over and individuals are safely self-isolating" External link

cp24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are variants in our midst, which have the potential to reverse everything that we have all worked hard and sacrificed so much for," "So, I must be clear as decisions around reopening are taken, that rapidly reopening is not a formula for success. It is a formula for a third wave" External link

cp24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "With the green shoots of economic recovery growing stronger in the year ahead, it is important that SMEs be part of industry ecosystems so that they can have immediate access to current and future business opportunities," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:07:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "When a case is detected in a school, we need to be very strict about rapid and automatic dismissals," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We know that workers are not getting tested, and we know that workers are not self-isolating because they would rather be ensuring that they can keep a roof over their head and food on their table,” “The absence of paid sick days really limits access to a lot of interventions that would really stop and slow the spread of COVID-19” External link

cknw Monday, February 8, 2021 12:16:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “we also continue to require supports for our essential workers in the form of inspections, investigations (such as rapid tests), and protections (like paid sick days.)” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:58:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's now a race between the variants and the vaccines," External link

CBC Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “How will we keep these aggressive new variants at bay if our front-line workers cannot afford to stake time off work to stop the spread?” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This would decrease the size of the workforce required to fulfil orders and limit the amount of in-person contact,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The concern now becomes that the variants are circulating in the community,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This includes infection prevention and control measures, shift closure and rapid, on-site testing to help stop its current outbreak," External link

CBC Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “All of the cases have an association with travel and/or close contact with travel,” External link

cknw Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “All of the cases have an association with travel and/or close contact with travel,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are always concerned about fast-moving spread, so we will be seeking advanced testing for variants through the Public Health Ontario labs,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “continue to offer to those that didn’t get it (more staff, more essential caregivers),” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "When you delve into it, you realize that it is workplace outbreaks," External link

CBC Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We have requested that the provincial government really look through the essential business list a little bit more carefully," External link

CBC Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Sticking to the Provincial, stay-at-home order as part of the provincewide lockdown is really highly encouraged at this point,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is really important for me to implore residents, implore everyone to please make sure even while you have to be physically apart, to remain connected to those that you love, to remain connected with your family, your friends and certainty to seek help if you need it,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’ve since been advised that apparently there is no Pfizer that is anticipated to come on the first week of February, so not an 80 per cent reduction, 100 per cent,” “That may change as the situation continues to evolve” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Peel Public Health investigates every COVID-19 positive case. If there is a potential workplace exposure, we work with the case to identify contacts and with the employer to ensure that they are doing what they can to prevent any future workplace exposure," External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : "Certainly this really drives home the message that we have been saying all along. For our essential workers in our community, ultimately, there is no lockdown or shutdown," External link

CBC Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “high-risk sectors that have been identified in our data,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 15, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Protecting the health and safety of essential workers is critical not only to keeping them well, but also stopping community spread in our community,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 15, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “One in five tests is coming back positive for COVID-19,” “What that means is, looking at both the testing being done as well as the numbers of cases … we’re seeing a significant increase in the risk and a significant increase in the transmission that is occurring in our community” External link

cknw Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Let me be clear, this is an emergency,” “The new provincial stay-at-home measures are welcome and necessary” External link

cknw Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Brampton and Peel are seeing a holiday surge at the worse time,” “This concerning increase comes as area hospitals continue to cancel surgeries, transfer patients all across Ontario for care and see ICU capacity dwindle while contending with more admissions and also more deaths. Let me be clear this is an emergency” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are seeing hospitals that are overwhelmed, we are seeing patients that are being transferred hours away for care and we are seeing surgeries get cancelled more and more,” “Our hospital system is really on a brink of catastrophe and we are continuing to see cases rise which is not what we want to see because cases ultimately become hospitalizations and then become deaths” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Peel Public Health has definitely seen certain outbreaks that have been seeded by workers that needed to break isolation early or may have worked through mild symptoms,” “Lack of paid sick days is a deterrent to isolation, it’s a deterrent to detection and it’s a deterrent to them getting the support they need” External link

globalnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Peel Public Health has definitely seen certain outbreaks that have been seeded by workers that needed to break isolation early or may have worked through mild symptoms," "Lack of paid sick days is a deterrent to isolation, it's a deterrent to detection and it's a deterrent to them getting the support they need" External link

4-traders Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think it’s clear much of Peel’s continuing plateau is essential workers,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “speaks to the importance of the workplace protections that we’ve been advancing,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "The direct impact will be on construction and retail, which have lost business opportunities. But there are also indirect multiplicative spillovers to other sectors throughout the economy," External link

business-times Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We really, really, really strongly recommend that everyone celebrates the holidays with their immediate household only," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "As the days get longer and brighter especially with the vaccine coming, we know that our fight against this virus is going to get just that much brighter," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We are not yet seeing a plateau or a decrease. And if we remember how the first wave in the spring worked, we don't start going down right away," External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We must stick to precautions to bring this wave under control, and then drive down cases through our continued collective action and determination," "If we reduce cases, reduced hospitalizations and deaths will follow" External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We are not yet seeing a plateau or a decrease. And if we remember how the first wave in the spring worked, we don't start going down right away," External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We must stick to precautions to bring this wave under control, and then drive down cases through our continued collective action and determination," "If we reduce cases, reduced hospitalizations and deaths will follow" External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am deeply concerned about the continuing and increasing hospitalizations and severity that we are seeing in our community and while there is excitement about a viable vaccine I am deeply concerned about the growing apathy and anger towards the measures designed to bring COVID-19 back under control,” “It seems that while avoiding the worst case scenario has spared many from the trauma of COVID-19 we are forgetting that others in the community have and continue to see the worst of this virus” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have to remember of course that this disease moves in two week increments so we have only gotten one incubation period in with the grey lockdown. We need a little more time just to sort of figure things out and make sure that things are trending in the right way,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "After eight months of struggling to stay financially viable as Covid-19 restrictions hit bottom lines, every dollar directed to a local business can and does make a difference," "Beyond the financial fillip, this spending choice creates a morale boost to the owners and employees of our local companies as they know people are standing by them" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This social trend underscores even more clearly the importance of businesses operating responsibly and sustainably," "Those companies that incorporate responsible business practices into their strategy will benefit longer term" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "After eight months of struggling to stay financially viable as Covid-19 restrictions hit bottom lines, every dollar directed to a local business can and does make a difference," "Beyond the financial fillip, this spending choice creates a morale boost to the owners and employees of our local companies as they know people are standing by them" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This social trend underscores even more clearly the importance of businesses operating responsibly and sustainably," "Those companies that incorporate responsible business practices into their strategy will benefit longer-term" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That’s what I’m hopeful for at least, that we’ll see a plateau and then hopefully it will start to decline,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That’s what I’m hopeful for at least, that we’ll see a plateau and then hopefully it will start to decline,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Certainly, if our numbers start to improve and we're starting to see a change in the transmission patterns in our community — I'm certainly happy to consider [it]," "But I do want to be very clear and not raise expectations" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This is definitely very discouraging, I understand, for our small businesses and certainly for all of our community that I know had taken all sorts of measures and had really tried to do their part to keep things under control," "The reality is that we are seeing widespread community transmission in all three of our municipalities at this point in time" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Certainly, if our numbers start to improve and we're starting to see a change in the transmission patterns in our community — I'm certainly happy to consider [it]," "But I do want to be very clear and not raise expectations" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This is definitely very discouraging, I understand, for our small businesses and certainly for all of our community that I know had taken all sorts of measures and had really tried to do their part to keep things under control," "The reality is that we are seeing widespread community transmission in all three of our municipalities at this point in time" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh responded : “From the retail perspective, I’m concerned about it from the disease transmission perspective,” “We need to make sure that we’re trying to do the right thing for our community, keeping all communities safe, keeping our neighbouring jurisdictions and community safe” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “A digital shopfront does not make a digital transformation. It has to be a very holistic reconfiguration of the business” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If we don’t address those factors, while this will bring things down in the short term, it will not necessarily address the risk and the outcomes that the most vulnerable in our community have been facing,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “We’re running out of time,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This deeply concerns me because if even 10 per cent of our current active cases, those individuals, require hospitalization, our hospitals will continue to be challenged," External link

CBC Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I remain concerned about Brampton and the overall challenges that we face," "I have always expressed my view that the criticism of this great city is completely unfounded. Sure, some people will focus on pandemic fatigue and the wilful ignorance of the rules. But I have always been clear that Brampton's picture is largely driven by disparity" External link

CBC Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Bramptonians are taking on risks in this pandemic to maintain everyone else's safety and standard of living," External link

CBC Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “We’re running out of time,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “In my memory, I haven’t seen a case that dragged so long in terms of a moratorium,” External link

AsiaOne Monday, November 16, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think it is good to have a rapid resolution. I don’t think it is meaningful to drag on while the value of Hyflux is depreciating. Nov 16 is the thin red line that must be crossed. We’ve already given the company such a long time to address this” External link

AsiaOne Monday, November 16, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s not going to be the end point. In fact, it’s going to open a Pandora’s box of new possibilities” External link

AsiaOne Monday, November 16, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Spread of COVID-19 in workplaces continues to drive rising case counts in Peel,” External link

680news Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Spread of COVID-19 in workplaces continues to drive rising case counts in Peel. While most workplaces take great care to protect their employees, some employers continue to disregard the safety of their people and as a result, the Peel community,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “A few days of sick leave are a lot cheaper than uncontrolled spread of COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have lots of large workplaces, jobs that can’t be done remotely, and where, if precautions are not being taken — such as on a manufacturing plant line or in a distribution centre, with loading or unloading — if the precautions aren’t being taken, then you have the perfect conditions for COVID-19 to spread and to spread to a lot of people,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Essentially this gives us a bigger stick,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Spread of COVID-19 in workplaces continues to drive rising case counts in Peel,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's time for employers who choose not to pay employees when they are sick to put people over profit. The cost of COVID-19 spreading across our community is far greater than the price of a few sick days," External link

CBC Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I know it’s a very special time for many South Asian families and really for our whole community in the Region of Peel (in Ontario). Unfortunately, like every other holiday that’s happened in 2020, it’s just going to have to look a little different,” External link

ctvnews Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Certainly the provincial announcement is welcome, because it shows the government is willing to receive and consider feedback,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Diwali needs to look a little bit different this year, as with many other holidays that have occurred throughout 2020 in our community, which I know was certainly challenging, but we’re really grateful,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Dropping off food, all those other things. Those are ways that you could still provide some expressions of celebration of the season,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I know it’s a very special time for many South Asian families and really for our whole community in the Region of Peel. Unfortunately, like every other holiday that’s happened in 2020, it’s just going to have to look a little different,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Diwali needs to look a little bit different this year, as with many other holidays that have occurred throughout 2020 in our community, which I know was certainly challenging, but we’re really grateful,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control. These directives are strict, but they are what is needed to keep people in Peel working and learning, and able to access food, medical care and the basics of everyday life. Together, the actions and sacrifices of Peel residents and businesses will stop the spread of COVID-19, help avoid a lockdown and ultimately save lives. We must take aggressive action now to get the pandemic under control in Peel,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The biggest thing we all need to do at this point in time is really limit the number of in-person interactions that were having outside the household,” External link

cp24 Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As our cases grow, as our hospital picture becomes more and more dire, we just need people to really do their part, take this seriously over the next two to four weeks so the province doesn’t move us into a further stage of their categories,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control,” External link

globalnews Sunday, November 8, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These directives are strict, but they are what is needed to keep people in Peel working and learning,” “We must take aggressive action now to get the pandemic under control in Peel” External link

citynews-ca Sunday, November 8, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control. These directives are strict, but they are what is needed to keep people in Peel working and learning, and able to access food, medical care and basics of everyday life,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "These directives have been introduced because indicators that track the pandemic in Peel are trending in the wrong direction," "Case counts and test positivity rates remain high, public health capacity is stretched thin, and hospitals are at capacity with some procedures cancelled" External link

cp24 Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control. These directives are strict, but they are what is needed to keep people in Peel working and learning, and able to access food, medical care and the basics of everyday life," External link

cp24 Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told ( about William Osler ) : “I certainly advocated for that given our ongoing challenges with contact tracing — we’re still getting help from other health units — and also the recent developing challenges with capacity at William Osler,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These are high-risk settings no matter what precautions you take,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “I must be clear. All of our metrics are going in the wrong direction. Peel is seeing the highest rates of cases and positivity in the province with much of that activity localized in Brampton and while Peel Public Health is still contact tracing our capacity is increasingly being challenged,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 6, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “I must be clear. All of our metrics are going in the wrong direction. Peel is seeing the highest rates of cases and positivity in the province with much of that activity localized in Brampton and while Peel Public Health is still contact tracing our capacity is increasingly being challenged,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 6, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “I must be clear. All of our metrics are going in the wrong direction. Peel is seeing the highest rates of cases and positivity in the province with much of that activity localized in Brampton and while Peel Public Health is still contact tracing our capacity is increasingly being challenged,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 6, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Restaurants are high risk. There’s a reason why every country on earth has put some restrictions in place when their case counts get high, in this setting,” “If you’re going to loosen restrictions on venues, you need to come down on some of the other drivers of transmission in our communities” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 6, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “If we are going to reopen high-risk settings like restaurants and gymnasiums, we need to have a counterbalance on some of the other drivers of transmission in our community,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I know it’s challenging, especially with the holiday season coming up, but the reality is that one of the most significant drivers of transmission in our region is people getting together and socializing at home,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I must be clear. All of our metrics are going in the wrong direction. Peel is seeing the highest rates of cases and positivity in the province with much of that activity localized in Brampton and while Peel Public Health is still contact tracing our capacity is increasingly being challenged,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “That urges some level of caution going forward,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It might be five cases here and 10 cases there and another six cases there,” “When it’s all added up, it’s helping us out huge right now, especially as our surge is continuing in our second wave” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are working closely with the province to provide recommendations based on the picture we are seeing in Peel and what is needed to get our numbers down,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “A little bit more time is needed to get some clarity on the picture of positivity but the reality is a 9.6 per cent rate is certainly concerning,” External link

barrie Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think it’s pretty clear that we’re not in a position to return to Stage 3 in Peel at this time,” External link

barrie Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Assume that anyone else outside your immediate household could be carrying the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “At this time, with wider community transmission we know that it is more important than ever that people are curtailing their in-person interactions and sticking to the precautions as much as possible,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s actually easier for us in many ways to connect all the contacts, as opposed to some of the exposures that have occurred in cities like Toronto in a restaurant, where people may not be working together regularly and living together regularly,” “It’s difficult to reach all those contacts” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “So the relevance for Chinese firms to come to Asean is more than a virtue. It’s a necessity,” External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’d have to look at least two weeks’ worth of data,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We do know that if it was perfectly done, in an ideal setting, we know that you could reduce the risk significantly, especially if people stayed apart,” “But we also know that in the real world, it’s not always perfectly done” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “There is a possibility for gatherings to occur. There is a possibility for congregation. There is a possibility that people will not just trick or treat with their immediate household,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "VisIC has impressive innovation and development around GaN for high power electric vehicles that improves the efficiency and performance, from hybrid up to full electric applications. We believe this technology is key to improve electric vehicle performance and affordability," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "VisIC has impressive innovation and development around GaN for high power electric vehicles that improves the efficiency and performance, from hybrid up to full electric applications. We believe this technology is key to improve electric vehicle performance and affordability," External link

prnewswire Monday, October 19, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I think there was a recognition that if you differentially imposed that restriction in Toronto, but not in Peel, you would certainly see a shift in activity from Toronto to Peel," External link

cp24 Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The test behind these guidelines is to protect people from the risk of COVID-19 and to ultimately reduce the spread,” “That’s why they start out necessarily conservative but they’re always revisited” External link

citynews-ca Friday, October 9, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The test behind these guidelines is to protect people from the risk of COVID-19 and to ultimately reduce the spread,” “That’s why they start out necessarily conservative but they’re always revisited” External link

680news Friday, October 9, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Students and staff often notify the school administration of their positive result directly. Principals work with the school boards and Peel Public Health to determine if a lab-confirmed case has attended school,” “The principal will proceed to dismiss the class and advise the school community of the dismissal while Peel Public Health begins its investigation” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Colleagues in Toronto have recently reported a resurgence driven by numerous community outbreaks linked to restaurants, bars and gyms. The picture in Peel is different and that is because our community and our interactions are different,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is this cycle between workplaces, homes and social settings that have kept our case count links to known exposure but have also kept them consistently high,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I have requested that the province consider instituting a lower consistent gathering limit across all settings and consider providing financial assistance for banquet halls and event venues to furlough,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “there are no changes that are anticipated at this time” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “Our transmission rates remain high which means Toronto and Ottawa’s broader community spread picture could very quickly become ours if we are not cautious,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Colleagues in Toronto have recently reported a resurgence driven by numerous community outbreaks linked to restaurants, bars and gyms. The picture in Peel is different and that is because our community and our interactions are different,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is this cycle between workplaces, homes and social settings that have kept our case count links to known exposure but have also kept them consistently high,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I have requested that the province consider instituting a lower consistent gathering limit across all settings and consider providing financial assistance for banquet halls and event venues to furlough,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “there are no changes that are anticipated at this time” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “Our transmission rates remain high which means Toronto and Ottawa’s broader community spread picture could very quickly become ours if we are not cautious,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : "This means we are not quite seeing a second wave picture here in Peel yet. But the operative word is 'yet.' It can happen here too, especially if we are not careful," External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It really is a testament to our community coming together, recognizing the seriousness of this disease, and in a measure of positive reinforcement, to say: 'Listen, there's not a second wave yet and it's up to all of us to keep it that way,'" External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : "This means we are not quite seeing a second wave picture here in Peel yet. But the operative word is 'yet.' It can happen here too, especially if we are not careful," External link

CBC Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It really is a testament to our community coming together, recognizing the seriousness of this disease, and in a measure of positive reinforcement, to say: 'Listen, there's not a second wave yet and it's up to all of us to keep it that way,'" External link

CBC Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The Hin Leong case is a dent for Singapore's reputation,” External link

ft Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “There are a lot of workplaces that are doing the right thing, absolutely,” “But we’ve found pretty much in every instance where we have a workplace cluster or a large workplace outbreak, two things are happening” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “some fairly large exposures that are occurring in those settings in our region,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We really need (young) people to stick to the precautions,” “Because keeping transmission down in that group means we won’t see leakage into senior settings, leakage into other age groups that may be more vulnerable” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “In the past couple weeks we have seen our average contacts per case rise from five to about 30,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “What we have so far in Peel is a move from workplaces into homes and then into social gatherings,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “In the past couple weeks we have seen our average contacts per case rise from five to about 30,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “What we have so far in Peel is a move from workplaces into homes and then into social gatherings,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Each case had an average of five close contacts at the end of July and August. Nowadays, that average is up to 25-30 close contacts,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Each case had an average of five close contacts at the end of July and August. Nowadays, that average is up to 25-30 close contacts,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Each case had an average of five close contacts at the end of July and August. Nowadays, that average is up to 25-30 close contacts,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "People are maybe going to gatherings when they might be slightly sick or they don't think it's anything, and then they pass it to a number of people there," "Then they bring it home and they pass it in their household and maybe someone from that household goes on to a workplace and passes it to a workplace where they can't work remotely. And then, someone from that workplace goes to another social gathering," External link

CBC Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "People are maybe going to gatherings when they might be slightly sick or they don't think it's anything, and then they pass it to a number of people there," "Then they bring it home and they pass it in their household and maybe someone from that household goes on to a workplace and passes it to a workplace where they can't work remotely. And then, someone from that workplace goes to another social gathering," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’ve seen backyard barbecue celebrations turn into cases, some of them serious,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’re very happy to release the data around occupations because I think it really helps to drive home both information around who in our community has really been touched by this disease,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The balance that we’re always striving for is that information that will either allow the public to reduce their risk or to take precautions to reduce their risk versus also trying to balance the right of privacy to individuals at specific workplaces that may have been impacted,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is not a time for celebration,” External link

simcoe Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "The science in respect to COVID-19 has evolved and so has the recommendation around masks," External link

CBC Monday, July 27, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Certainly while our new daily cases actually continue to decline on a seven-day moving average, the rate of decline has started to slow over the past week. However, I am very reassured that many of our new cases, almost 90 per cent, are linked to known clusters," "Our capacity to respond remains optimal. For those reasons, I support Peel Region moving into Stage 3 sooner rather than later" External link

cp24 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "As we move toward Stage 3, we must learn to live with COVID-19," "We must unlock our community safely while keeping our cases down" External link

cp24 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our own move is on the horizon in Peel if current trends continue,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’ve known for quite some time that there are significant linkages between places such as northeast Brampton, North Etobicoke and southwest York,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 3, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “are places where people are precariously employed and where people can’t necessarily work from home,” “Pretty much all of the outbreaks we have seen, at least in the city of Brampton, have been related to facilities of that nature: shipping facilities or warehouses, or large manufacturing or processing plants” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 3, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “While the commitment and sacrifices of residents and businesses to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has paved the path for Peel to move into Phase 2, we must continue to remain vigilant to safeguard the gains we have made,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “While the commitment and sacrifices of residents and businesses to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has paved the path for Peel to move into Phase 2, we must continue to remain vigilant to safeguard the gains we have made,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh warned : “Consider an illegal house or backyard party. One person there with COVID may infect many others and if they continue to ignore distancing they pass it on to their friends, to their family, to an ailing grandparent, to an immune compromised child and sure public health can trace all that but a cluster like that and its dire outcomes is entirely preventable if we stick to the guidelines in the first instance,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think to the extent that individuals can stick to the core four behaviours that have been talked about in the last little while physical distancing, wearing non-medical masks and if that’s not possible,washing one’s hands frequently, and making sure that you are staying home and getting tested if you are feeling sick I think those are the behaviours that will help, regardless of what happens and reopens in the days and weeks to come,” “Certainly, In recognizing, as well, the importance of these protests and the fact that racial inequities and disparities are also a significant risk to the health of individuals in our community,” External link

simcoe Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think to the extent that individuals can stick to the core four behaviours that have been talked about in the last little while physical distancing, wearing non-medical masks and if that’s not possible,washing one’s hands frequently, and making sure that you are staying home and getting tested if you are feeling sick I think those are the behaviours that will help, regardless of what happens and reopens in the days and weeks to come,” “Certainly, In recognizing, as well, the importance of these protests and the fact that racial inequities and disparities are also a significant risk to the health of individuals in our community,” External link

simcoe Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think to the extent that individuals can stick to the core four behaviours that have been talked about in the last little while physical distancing, wearing non-medical masks and if that’s not possible,washing one’s hands frequently, and making sure that you are staying home and getting tested if you are feeling sick I think those are the behaviours that will help, regardless of what happens and reopens in the days and weeks to come,” “Certainly, In recognizing, as well, the importance of these protests and the fact that racial inequities and disparities are also a significant risk to the health of individuals in our community,” External link

simcoe Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “We’re continuing to see the face of the pandemic change in the region as it progresses In early March, the initial community transmission that was established then changed into what we saw in seniors’ settings and long-term-care homes in April. Which is why those age groups started to see more cases and mortality,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As the community has reopened over the past month of May, what we’ve now seen is a shifting back to the younger age groups. This would be generally expected because they are typically the ones who are out and about circulating in the community, anyway (and that’s) reflecting in ongoing community transmission,” “The other hypotheses that we’re exploring right now one of them is certainly that these are working-age individuals, who are possible contracting it where they work,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “We’re continuing to see the face of the pandemic change in the region as it progresses In early March, the initial community transmission that was established then changed into what we saw in seniors’ settings and long-term-care homes in April. Which is why those age groups started to see more cases and mortality,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Early on, we identified that this is a disease — with how easily it is spread and the number of cases that it has driven in our community — that we would need significant amounts of contact tracing capacity,” “We know the faster we can initiate contact tracing, the faster we can interrupt chain of transmission,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Early on, we identified that this is a disease — with how easily it is spread and the number of cases that it has driven in our community — that we would need significant amounts of contact tracing capacity,” “We know the faster we can initiate contact tracing, the faster we can interrupt chain of transmission,” External link

simcoe Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Early on, we identified that this is a disease — with how easily it is spread and the number of cases that it has driven in our community — that we would need significant amounts of contact tracing capacity,” “We know the faster we can initiate contact tracing, the faster we can interrupt chain of transmission,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is being driven by new outbreaks in household clusters and also centred in workplaces,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is being driven by new outbreaks in household clusters and also centred in workplaces,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is being driven by new outbreaks in household clusters and also centred in workplaces,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think we recognize that there were challenges in the provincial framework, because there weren’t any measures that you could hang your hat on for some of the metrics that were identified,” “They identified a decrease in this, or a decrease in this, but even then it wasn’t clear what was the specific metric in some thresholds that you might use in your judgment” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I was a little surprised at the way the announcements were coming,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think we recognize that there were challenges in the provincial framework, because there weren’t any measures that you could hang your hat on for some of the metrics that were identified,” “They identified a decrease in this, or a decrease in this, but even then it wasn’t clear what was the specific metric in some thresholds that you might use in your judgment” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I was a little surprised at the way the announcements were coming,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I know people want to get out there but let’s not forget this virus moves and thrives on crowds and interactions which will come as more of the community reopens,” “I believe we will see a sustained decrease in new cases if we keep going but we need to hold tight for the time being” External link

cp24 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Monday, May 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Monday, May 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Monday, May 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Monday, May 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told ( about Long Term Care ) : "Certainly, my heart goes out to everyone that has been impacted by the ongoing events at Camilla Care," External link

CBC Monday, May 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I’m pleased to report two key changes in our ongoing pandemic response. Our curve is starting to flatten, and we are starting to see fewer new cases in our communities. And while we remain vigilant in our seniors and congregate settings, outbreaks are being controlled. Some seniors’ homes have begun to declare outbreaks over,” “Mortality and severity also continue to plateau at our local hospitals” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I’m pleased to report two key changes in our ongoing pandemic response. Our curve is starting to flatten, and we are starting to see fewer new cases in our communities. And while we remain vigilant in our seniors and congregate settings, outbreaks are being controlled. Some seniors’ homes have begun to declare outbreaks over,” “Mortality and severity also continue to plateau at our local hospitals” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Monday, April 20, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Monday, April 20, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Monday, April 20, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Monday, April 20, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The fight against COVID-19 is really moving into our long-term care and retirement homes and that has essentially become our foremost priority, at least at Peel Public Health, moving forward with our ongoing response,” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "He played an important role in keeping the health-care system working and we mourn his loss," External link

CBC Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Every case that does come in that is a health-care worker, we are certainly very quickly following up on any exposure or contacts they may (have had) just recognizing the importance of keeping our health-care workers safe and also protecting against spread within institutions,” External link

simcoe Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “Every loss of life to COVID-19 is tragic. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend our deepest condolences to his family both at home and at work,” External link

simcoe Friday, April 10, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We conducted thorough exposure assessment. As far as we could tell, there was no specific link to the hospital or any healthcare setting,” External link

barrie Friday, April 10, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Every loss of life to COVID-19 is tragic. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend our deepest condolences to his family both at home and at work,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "He played an important role in keeping the health-care system working and we mourn his loss," External link

CBC Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty. Our team is working quickly to notify these residents and make sure they have what they need to manage this difficult situation," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty. Our team is working quickly to notify these residents and make sure they have what they need to manage this difficult situation," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty. Our team is working quickly to notify these residents and make sure they have what they need to manage this difficult situation," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty. Our team is working quickly to notify these residents and make sure they have what they need to manage this difficult situation," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty," External link

barrie Friday, April 3, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "We have made changes to our process to ensure that this situation does not occur again in the future. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

barrie Friday, April 3, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty," External link

cp24 Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "We have made changes to our process to ensure that this situation does not occur again in the future. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

cp24 Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “In the midst of this ongoing pandemic, our thoughts go out to this resident’s family and friends at a time when words can do little to console the pain of losing a loved one,” External link

simcoe Friday, April 3, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This tragic passing in our community reminds all of us that we must take decisive action to stay home as much as possible,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 3, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Monday, March 30, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Monday, March 30, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

thespec Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

thespec Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

thespec Friday, March 27, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

thespec Friday, March 27, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

thespec Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Now is the moment to act in order to flatten the curve,” External link

cknw Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Now is the moment to act in order to flatten the curve,” External link

globalnews Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT



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Lawrence Loh said : “I ask all parents to continue to help us by remaining vigilant,” “Please don’t send your children to school if they are sick and please ensure they are tested and stay home if they have any symptoms. Also, if your child is 12 to 17 years old and eligible to receive a vaccine make sure they receive two doses. Your diligence will help to keep our students in school and in person” External link

cp24 Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I'm aware that other jurisdictions in Ontario have moved locally ahead to issue letters of instruction on the matter. However, many of these leagues play across municipal boundaries and tournaments attract teams from other parts of the province," "It is my hope that the provincial government will act to reduce confusion and ensure consistency across the province and keep these youth and their families safe as they continue to play their sports" External link

cp24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This Pfizer shipment delay provides us an opportunity to remind our community of the clear science around interchangeability,” External link

680news Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This Pfizer shipment delay provides us an opportunity to remind our community of the clear science around interchangeability," External link

CBC Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The easiest way for me to say it is, ‘You can get the same thing you got as your first dose or any of the mRNA vaccines,’” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Approximately 34 per cent of our bookings, at this point, are non-Peel residents,” External link

680news Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Approximately 34 per cent of our bookings, at this point, are non-Peel residents,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have also written to the province asking for away, especially given the focus on this area as a Delta area of concern, some opportunity to make sure that we’re ringfencing a larger number of appointments for our residents here in Peel,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That protection may not be enough to forestall a resurgence if we reopen and reengage too quickly,” External link

680news Monday, June 14, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We recognized very early on that sharing data, particularly around things like occupation, could actually help develop a clear picture of how the pandemic is unfolding in our community and also allow us to identify areas that may require attention," External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We were able to come out and say, it's not that people aren't following the regulations, it's in fact the fact that these people are working in jobs that cannot be done from home," "It's not the data itself that leads to the stigma and discrimination, but it is the inability to understand the full story behind the numbers" External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This facility has the capacity to deliver thousands of daily vaccines, which will be critical as we push towards widespread two-dose coverage in aiming to end the acute phase of the pandemic in Peel and all of Ontario,” External link

brucepower Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh noted : “We know that with the Delta variant, one dose of vaccine is only 33 to 50 per cent effective,” “One dose really is the beginning of your protection against COVID-19” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:09:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh noted : “We know that with the Delta variant, one dose of vaccine is only 33 to 50 per cent effective,” “One dose really is the beginning of your protection against COVID-19” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We don’t want to go from zero to 100 as we come out of this (wave),” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s not time to fully start to celebrate,” “We must continue to emerge gradually in our lives and our reopenings” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We going to try to just get second doses out there as quickly as possible," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Today, I want to talk a bit about patience,” “Like many of you, I love summer. Canadians wait all year for the magic of these long days and warm nights and so I know, that our residents have what it takes to be patient, to be able to hold on a little bit longer and put this firmly behind us” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “On Friday I want to remind our residents these first steps to reopening are not a full return to normal. We do have high first-dose coverage but we have low second-dose coverage,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We must continue to emerge gradually, in our lives and our reopenings,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh warned : “On Friday I want to remind our residents that these first steps to reopening are not a full return to normal. We do have high first dose coverage but we have low second dose coverage and the science shows that only 33 to 50 per cent protection is afforded against the Delta variant with one dose. That protection may not be enough to forestall a resurgence if we reopen and re-engage too quickly,” “You can start to meet with people outside your home but continue to limit your contact and ensure that you’re following precautions” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told ( about Table ) : “Preliminary analysis from the Science Table suggests that in one month, the Delta variant will be the dominant strain in our region, with the rest of Ontario weeks behind,” External link

680news Friday, June 4, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That really means we have four weeks to try to get to widespread two-dose coverage in our community,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, June 4, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is critical that we increase vaccine uptake for all Canadians, but we know that the South Asian community will need specific attention and targeted outreach, particularly given the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on this ethnocultural community,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Preliminary analysis from the science table suggests that in one month, the Delta variant will be the dominant strain in our region with the rest of Ontario weeks behind,” External link

cp24 Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “B.1.617 is quickly replacing B.1.1.7. which was the Alpha variant originally detected in the U.K. and which drove our third wave across Brampton and the Region of Peel,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Members of the science table this week have advised Peel Public Health that B.1.617 … is increasingly being detected in Ontario and that Peel Region has the highest proportion of this variant out of the entire province,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “With initial signals that the Delta variant is more transmissible and severe on top of the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), this means we very much welcome the province’s continued cautious reopening as one component to preventing a fourth wave,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have only just started getting back preliminary lab results and analysis from our provincial laboratory partner and the trends being observed are concerning,” “B.1.617 is quickly replacing B.1.1.7, which was the alpha variant originally detected in the UK, and which drove our third wave across Brampton and the Region of Peel” External link

680news Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Preliminary analysis from the science table suggests that in one month the Delta variant will be the dominant strain in our region with the rest of Ontario weeks behind,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “With the adjustments in the weeks to come, it's anticipated that this will return to a roughly per capita total dose allocation,” External link

ctvnews Friday, May 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “While these workplace pop-ups may not be happening as frequently or quickly, and may be delayed or deferred, they will eventually come,” “It's just a matter of moving a bit more slowly over the next few weeks, but still making sure that we get to those populations” External link

ctvnews Friday, May 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

680news Friday, May 28, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “While children are less likely to have more severe presentations of disease, it’s not necessarily a chance that you want to take,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Children would benefit from the protection ultimately, because this disease spreads from person to person. It’s looking for vulnerable hosts,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is not going to be forever, but at least just until we get out of this third wave, we need people to just limit any potential risk of spread,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

680news Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning," External link

ctvnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We continue to monitor the numbers in Peel and are optimistic that they are trending in a favourable direction that, if maintained, might support a return to in-person learning," External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The province’s hotspot allocation has worked,” External link

680news Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As part of that, I encourage anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated so we can come out on the other side of this pandemic,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “There has never been a greater time to recognize the dedication of our community. Thank you to every individual who has been vaccinated or helped a family member, a colleague or friend to connect to vaccination,” “I’m so proud of the commitment in support of our community. At the same time, I am thankful to the teams and community members who continue to commit themselves to this tireless effort. This milestone is also a reminder that we must continue to do our part by remaining vigilant and working together to keep each other healthy and safe” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Today we are rapidly approaching 70 per cent first dose coverage for 18 plus population. I anticipate that milestone to be confirmed today or in the days to come. And that also includes 75 per cent first dose coverage for those aged 50 and over, and over half of our 18 to 49 with first doses,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I mean, that's I think where I'm maybe a bit, maybe sort of struggling to answer that question in the sense that, you know, I'm ultimately a scientist at heart and I have to speak to the data and the context and evidence of what I'm seeing in my community," "I think speaking to how we actually protect them, you know, we've made very clear inspections, investigations, ensuring that there's paid sick days, all those other pieces. And I think to the extent that the province has, through various conversations and dialogue, started to warm up to many of those ideas, I think maybe it's just [going] to continue to [be a] work in progress and trying to get to a way forward together" External link

CBC Monday, May 24, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our doses are going to go fast,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Thanks to the province’s focus on the hot spot allocation, we do continue to have sufficient supply for the capacity we have built,” “But that is not going to last” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our doses are going to go fast,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Thanks to the province’s focus on the hot spot allocation, we do continue to have sufficient supply for the capacity we have built,” “But that is not going to last” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Thanks to the province’s focus on the hot spot allocation, we do continue to have sufficient supply for the capacity we have built,” “But that is not going to last” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our doses are going to go fast,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s standard of practice that mature minors who understand the risks and benefits of a procedure are able to consent to it on their own,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Vaccination of as many residents as possible is essential,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Let's do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75 per cent first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated," External link

CBC Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We're really targeting both to the 18 to 48 demographic that opened up in Peel, trying to make it fun for the young folks and going into the night as well. But we also know there's a lot of shift workers, a lot of people who can't work from home, and so we're trying to see if there is uptake on the overnight hours," External link

cp24 Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Now's the time to be part of something that's really exciting," External link

cp24 Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "If there's uptake on overnights, we'll be we'll be looking to include that in our planning in the future," External link

cp24 Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Let's do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75 per cent first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Certainly, our transmission rates appear to be declining, however, our hospitals continue to transfer patients and face capacity challenges,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about Bruce Power ) : “The Region of Peel is pleased to partner with Bruce Power to offer another location for Peel residents to get their vaccine,” External link

brucepower Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about After Dark ) : “I’m calling on all our residents 18+ to help fill these overnight spots at ‘Doses After Dark’! Let’s do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75% first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated,” External link

citynews-ca Monday, May 10, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about After Dark ) : “I’m calling on all our residents 18+ to help fill these overnight spots at ‘Doses After Dark’! Let’s do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75% first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated,” External link

680news Monday, May 10, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We looked at the additional population not covered by the province’s move and it was only about 50,000 people,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That puts us within weeks, hopefully, of getting to 75 per cent of our population with first doses,” “Basically we’re going to populate Peel with as much vaccine as possible and just get it into arms. It’s really exciting” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s been this constant chain of infection between houses with lots of people and workplaces with lots of people,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have seen a decrease in our mean-average cases detected in workplace outbreaks because we’re moving to closure faster and interrupting transmissions,” “We haven’t quite seen a consistent decreasing trend (in overall infections) just yet. We are seeing positive signs that our curve is starting to bend, and perhaps starting to trend downwards, but nothing consistently decreasing that we would be able to hang our hat on at this time” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Of course, it also depends on resourcing, but that is a hard limit — you can’t hire and train staff exponentially,” “Beyond (approximately 20), contact and case management definitely loses effectiveness” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are thrilled to have vaccine supply to enhance our mass vaccination efforts and offer protection to everyone over 18 who lives in Peel Region,” “This is a very important step in our fight against COVID-19, as we work towards vaccinating our community as quickly as possible” External link

680news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “By reaching out directly to residents and workplaces in hotspots, we can continue to address transmission in our community and quickly protect even more residents in our community, particularly those who cannot work from home,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The rate of growth is slowing but we are still not flattening the curve,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 30, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The rate of growth is slowing but we are still not flattening the curve,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 30, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “You are looking at five to six weeks until we get about 1.1 million (vaccinated),” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The reality is that at the pace we are at in our mass vaccination clinics, 100-thousand doses a week,” “The more people we get quickly through that, (we are) getting close to that magic number” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “At this time, however, I think calling for reopening is a bit challenging in my position because as I've said we are still not yet out of this very severe third wave and I think to the degree that we're trying to really get people to understand essential meetings, essential purposes only and always with precautions,” External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “At this time, however, I think calling for reopening is a bit challenging in my position because as I've said we are still not yet out of this very severe third wave and I think to the degree that we're trying to really get people to understand essential meetings, essential purposes only and always with precautions,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “By reaching out directly to residents and workplaces in hotspots, we can continue to address transmission in our community and quickly protect even more residents in our community, particularly those who cannot work from home,” External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Workplace vaccination clinics represent an expansion of our mobile offerings here in Peel, and supply now permits us to launch this offering in support of our overall mass vaccination efforts,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “We know that it has been a story of inequity and disparity,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If they haven’t been closed yet, it’s because there’s work underway for us to determine if the cases are linked to the workplace or if they were associated with the workplace through some other means, such as a worker who acquired it at home, for example, or through another close contact outside the workplace,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “It’s not like a workplace is automatically shut down if it reaches five cases,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These workplaces are large and complex. Sometimes there are a few cases in one area and it’s contained to a certain shift or section,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "But I think really the buck stops at our own entry points and border, and to the extent that we're trying to get things under control and hopeful with the vaccine rollout ... we will," External link

CBC Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These hot-spot workplace and community pop-up clinics are a welcome addition to the variety of ways that we are delivering vaccines in arms,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 23, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These hot-spot workplace and community pop-up clinics are a welcome addition to the variety of ways that we are delivering vaccines in arms,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 23, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "These hot-spot workplace and community pop-up clinics are a welcome addition to the variety of ways that we are delivering vaccines in arms," External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These hot-spot workplace and community pop-up clinics are a welcome addition to the variety of ways that we are delivering vaccines in arms,” External link

680news Friday, April 23, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are working in collaboration with over 150 organizations and over 20 community group working tables to roll out the Mass Vaccination Program and Hot Spot strategy within workplace and community sites,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is unfortunately the crisis that we feared. The patients fighting for their lives are our most vulnerable, our elderly, but also our essential workers who are increasingly younger and are often our newest Canadians and our racialized residents,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That is why we have always advised people, if you are meeting people outside of the people that you already live with, assume that they might have COVID,” External link

cknw Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This is unfortunately the crisis that we feared," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "The patients fighting for their lives are our most vulnerable, our elderly, but also our essential workers who are increasingly younger, and are often our newest Canadians and our racialized residents," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I ask employers to support this measure, by making any such leave paid for impacted employees. It's the right thing to do," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’re very concerned about potential disruptions to the supply chain,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "In the absence of legislated paid sick days, we also call on all employers impacted by expedited closure to provide paid leave for all employees impacted by COVID-19 or these new safety measures, and to consider moving as many operations as possible virtually to reduce risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “The goal of this is really to get ahead of the variants, as we did with schools and automatic dismissals,” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We know that our workers have continued to show up at work sick,” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "In the absence of legislated paid sick days, we also call on all employers impacted by expedited closure to provide paid leave for all employees impacted by COVID-19 or these new safety measures, and to consider moving as many operations as possible virtually to reduce risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are seeing the highest rates of transmission in our community than we have seen throughout this entire pandemic. Workplaces that remain open continue to be a driver of cases in Peel, as they have been throughout the course of our emergency response,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The most important thing to highlight is with the variant spread that we are seeing right now, we are seeing spread in these workplaces more widely and more quickly,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The analysis we did earlier on this year showed that one in four cases had actually showed up symptomatic at work,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think our current situation is critical,” “You’ve got people in ICU who are being transferred hundreds of kilometres away, you’ve got every single surgery cancelled” External link

680news Monday, April 19, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our investigation determined a closure was required to break the chain of transmission,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I am hopeful, because vaccination is here, and while it will need time to be successful, it will position us well to ultimately prevent a fourth wave," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “When we closed Amazon on March 12, we received a reachout from the province to offer us 5,000 doses in a bid to get the plant up and running again,” “From a medical perspective, getting people vaccinated, even over that weekend, would not have reopened the plant, because the transmission within the facility was widespread, which is what necessitated the closure” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “We were abiding by the provincial framework,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “When we closed Amazon on March 12, we received a reachout from the province to offer us 5,000 doses in a bid to get the plant up and running again,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “When we closed Amazon on March 12, we received a reachout from the province to offer us 5,000 doses in a bid to get the plant up and running again,” “From a medical perspective, getting people vaccinated, even over that weekend, would not have reopened the plant, because the transmission within the facility was widespread, which is what necessitated the closure” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 9, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “We were abiding by the provincial framework,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 9, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am hopeful, because vaccination is here, and while it will need time to be successful, it will position us well to ultimately prevent a fourth wave,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 9, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Moving quickly down the age brackets will be the fastest and most effective way to ensure that we get Peel vaccinated in the least amount of time,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 9, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I want to be clear that moving quickly down the age brackets will be fastest and most effective way to ensure that we get Peel vaccinated in the least amount of time,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:13:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our investigation determined a closure was required to break the chain of transmission,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “With increasing case counts and the presence of variants of concern, we need to break chains of transmission and keep our schools safe,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We know that we’re also at such high rates of transmission that we’re seeing more and more introductions into our school settings and our ability to respond is becoming increasingly strapped,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 5, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

cp24 Monday, April 5, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This closure is a necessary step to protect staff and students in Peel Region,” External link

citynews-ca Monday, April 5, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “regularly evaluate thresholds for consideration of remote learning across Ontario,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Digitalisation offers businesses many opportunities, from improving their processes and reaching out to new customers to having a direct and measurable impact on their revenue" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "The digitalisation journey is a long one and we urge SMEs to stay the course to see their efforts pay off when they emerge stronger through the pandemic" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Digitalisation offers businesses many opportunities, from improving their processes and reaching out to new customers to having a direct and measurable impact on their revenue. Close to one in two SMBs that proactively took steps to adopt digital tools last year are already seeing benefits such as greater productivity and efficiency gains, improved customer experience, and higher revenue, even in a volatile business environment. " External link

zdnet Monday, March 22, 2021 11:15:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “There have been questions raised around the ongoing picture of transmission in our community,” “At this time we continue in discussions with our school boards and ultimately will issue recommendations that will continue to keep our community and our school system safe” External link

680news Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “My understanding on length of ICU stay for individuals who have the variant detected is slightly longer, a half day to a full day,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are currently having active discussions that are exploring if we can maintain some of the protections afforded by the current measures enforced here in Peel, but consider adjustments particularly where there is an opportunity to leverage the outdoors for things such as dining and fitness,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I continue to explore with my provincial partners how we can strike a balance between the improving weather, the need to adjust measures on account of community fatigue, vaccine supply and the growth of variants,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are currently having active discussions that are exploring if we can maintain some of the protections afforded by the current measures enforced here in Peel but consider adjustments particularly where there is an opportunity to leverage the outdoors for things such as dining and fitness,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If St. Paddy’s Day had gone ahead, in the way people traditionally celebrate, we might have ended up like New York City or Lombardy, Italy,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 15, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If St. Paddy’s Day had gone ahead, in the way people traditionally celebrate, we might have ended up like New York City or Lombardy, Italy,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 15, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If St. Paddy’s Day had gone ahead, in the way people traditionally celebrate, we might have ended up like New York City or Lombardy, Italy,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 15, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We were in a race against time,” “We were very concerned about close contact and people mixing. With community transmission, St. Patrick’s Day could have been a significant accelerator with potential for super-spreading events” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 15, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh déclaré : "Cela peut être une bonne leçon pour les pays en développement. Mais plus important encore, cela peut également être une leçon pour les pays développés, car même dans certains pays développés du monde, il existe encore des poches de pauvreté qui nécessitent des solutions" External link

french.china.org.cn Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It can be a good lesson for developing countries. But more importantly, it can also be a lesson for developed countries, because even in certain developed countries in the world, there are still pockets of poverty that need solutions," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:40:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Just in the last few weeks, we've seen an acceleration of the transmission," External link

CBC Saturday, March 13, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This Amazon facility is in a vulnerable community and employs thousands of people. Immediate action must be taken to protect these essential workers and the community where they live. This was a difficult decision, but a necessary one, to stop further spread both in the facility and across our community. Essential workers remain the backbone of our community and I continue to urge both employers and policy makers to provide paid sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This was a difficult decision but a necessary one to stop further spread both in the facility and across our community,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This Amazon facility is in a vulnerable community and employs thousands of people. Immediate action must be taken to protect these essential workers and the community where they live,” External link

680news Friday, March 12, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The continued challenge is that cases aren’t all linked to the same cluster,” “In the last week, they detected variants of concern at the facility” External link

680news Friday, March 12, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I certainly recognize that our provincial partners are working tirelessly to ensure that the needs of various communities are being met and the supply that is being distributed is being shared in a manner that really addresses the ongoing transmission pictures in various communities," External link

CBC Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We are very grateful for our partnership with the ministry and look forward to hearing, as more AstraZeneca and more supply becomes available, how we can make sure that vaccination efforts here in Peel will be appropriately resourced," External link

CBC Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is the position of local leadership in one of the municipalities,” External link

680news Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Vaccines do us no good if they're not in arms yet," External link

CBC Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It is quite clear that air travel is not going to pick up any time in the near future, so some money is better than no money" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This does permit a gradual reopening of certain sectors in our community,” “I know it may be hard to hear for some, but our indicators still remain somewhat precarious and it makes it difficult to recommend any other level” External link

cp24 Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am recommending we enter the province’s response framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This does permit a gradual reopening of certain sectors in our community,” “I know it may be hard to hear for some, but our indicators still remain somewhat precarious and it makes it difficult to recommend any other level” External link

cp24 Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am recommending we enter the province’s response framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As we exit the province’s stay-at-home order, I am recommending that we enter the province’s framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh warned : “Reopening too quickly erases the gains that we’ve made, putting lives and well-being at risk,” “The U.K. saw a third wave when they reopened with variants in their midst and nobody, myself included, wants to see that. We must try to keep what happened there from happening here” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As we exit the province’s stay-at-home order, I am recommending that we enter the province’s framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Unfortunately, we are seeing a reversal of the favourable trends that we’ve observed in the last five weeks,” “This is driven by the growth of variants of concern and the loosening of measures in other jurisdictions” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am recommending we enter the province’s response framework under grey for a two-week period,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told ( about William Osler ) : “At this point in time in Peel, most of our vaccines that are available for 80 plus are being delivered at our two hospital sites, both at William Osler in Brampton as well as at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga. Both hospitals have systems up and running,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Right now we are limited by our supply and limited by the significant demand that is out there so we receive allocations from the provincial government on a weekly basis and we will certainly try to match those appointments to demand,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Ultimately when your turn comes to get the shot, this is our best chance essentially to exit from the pandemic and make sure we can go back to hugs, go back to the ordinary things we used to do as human beings,” “Definitely when your turn comes, don't miss your shot” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue in discussions with our partners at Toronto Public Health and understand that a fulsome evaluation of their new approach will come in due time,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We continue in discussions with our partners at Toronto Public Health and understand that a fulsome evaluation of their new approach will come in due time,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 26, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's unfortunate ... that this might be occurring," "Please remember that it's a disease that spreads from person to person, and it takes all of us to do our part" External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's unfortunate... that this might be occurring," "Please remember that it's a disease that spreads from person to person and it takes all of us to do our part" External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I am hopeful that these two weeks will spare us perhaps months of agony down the road. This extension of the stay-at-home order gives us a shot at mitigating a resurgence or third wave and helps us to protect the lives of our most vulnerable and the well-being of our frontline health care providers and essential workers," External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's unfortunate (...) that this might be occurring," "Please remember that it's a disease that spreads from person to person and it takes all of us to do our part" External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's unfortunate (...) that this might be occurring," "Please remember that it's a disease that spreads from person to person and it takes all of us to do our part" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I don’t like doing this either,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think for me it becomes even more challenging now that the districts around us are back in the provincial framework,” “Because my residents are going to go elsewhere … and they will be increasing their contacts, and increasing their potential exposures” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Can we reassess our anticipated return to the provincial framework? Holding the status quo for just one incubation period, 14 days, will allow us to better see where the variant trends go and review any impact that school reopening might have on community contacts and transmission," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Can we reassess our anticipated return to the provincial framework? Holding the status quo for just one incubation period, 14 days, will allow us to better see where the variant trends go and review any impact that school reopening might have on community contacts and transmission,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh remarked : “Can we reassess our anticipated return to the provincial framework?” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This means that opening too quickly risks another surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths just as vaccines are on the way,” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Anything beyond schools at this point in time, I really think we need to take a very close look at,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Anything beyond schools at this point in time, I really think we need to take a very close look at,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This and other variant outbreaks, including the one in North Bay, should really give all of us pause,” “We know that as the variants are here and being detected in alarming frequency, we really do need to also reconsider the whole context and picture has changed as well” External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The variants are certainly of concern,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Anything beyond schools at this point in time, I really think we need to take a very close look at," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I feel for our small businesses," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We are trying to find every possible case that might be in the building at this point in time and ensure that this is being contained," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Even as the province moves toward the return to the provincial framework on Feb. 22, we need to be very clear that any reopening or loosening of measures at this point in time risks explosive growth to the variant and we must be very careful," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This testing is being done out of an abundance of caution. This is really an attempt for us to be absolutely sure that the variant is no longer detected within the condo community,” External link

barrie Monday, February 15, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Even as the province moves toward the return to the provincial framework on Feb. 22, we need to be very clear that any reopening or loosening of measures at this point in time risks explosive growth to the variant and we must be very careful," External link

CBC Monday, February 15, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "In balancing all those considerations and recognizing that we do still have the highest rates of transmission in our province, we would like to say keep schools open and give our kids a shot to stay there and ideally we would be going into the grey, lockdown category," External link

cp24 Monday, February 15, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As we begin to see variants of concern spread within the community, we are at a critical point in the pandemic response as these variants have the ability erase the progress we have made as a community,” External link

cknw Monday, February 15, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are at a critical point in the pandemic response as these variants have the ability (to) erase the progress we have made as a community,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 15, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Upon careful review and consideration of local indicators, we believe it is possible, and in fact, imperative, that schools begin to open even before community restrictions are lifted,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I can confirm that we've just concluded an investigation into a situation at a specific high school in Brampton. It's important to note that the school was closed to general in-person learning at the time that the exposure occurred, and from our investigation, we've identified that no one else was exposed and that the outbreak has been declared over," "The individuals are safely self-isolating, so certainly at least as it pertains to plans to reopen schools next week, that school, for the purpose of our investigation is, at this point in time, not currently in outbreak" External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Peel Public Health continues to work closely with our school board partners to implement enhanced measures to ensure that the opening of schools next week can be done safely and prioritizes the health and safety of the staff and students,” External link

globalnews Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's important to note that the school was closed to general in-person learning at the time that the exposure occurred," "And from our investigation, we have identified that no one else was exposed and that the outbreak has been declared over and individuals are safely self-isolating" External link

cp24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are variants in our midst, which have the potential to reverse everything that we have all worked hard and sacrificed so much for," "So, I must be clear as decisions around reopening are taken, that rapidly reopening is not a formula for success. It is a formula for a third wave" External link

cp24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "With the green shoots of economic recovery growing stronger in the year ahead, it is important that SMEs be part of industry ecosystems so that they can have immediate access to current and future business opportunities," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:07:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "When a case is detected in a school, we need to be very strict about rapid and automatic dismissals," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We know that workers are not getting tested, and we know that workers are not self-isolating because they would rather be ensuring that they can keep a roof over their head and food on their table,” “The absence of paid sick days really limits access to a lot of interventions that would really stop and slow the spread of COVID-19” External link

cknw Monday, February 8, 2021 12:16:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “we also continue to require supports for our essential workers in the form of inspections, investigations (such as rapid tests), and protections (like paid sick days.)” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:58:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's now a race between the variants and the vaccines," External link

CBC Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “How will we keep these aggressive new variants at bay if our front-line workers cannot afford to stake time off work to stop the spread?” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This would decrease the size of the workforce required to fulfil orders and limit the amount of in-person contact,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The concern now becomes that the variants are circulating in the community,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This includes infection prevention and control measures, shift closure and rapid, on-site testing to help stop its current outbreak," External link

CBC Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “All of the cases have an association with travel and/or close contact with travel,” External link

cknw Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “All of the cases have an association with travel and/or close contact with travel,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are always concerned about fast-moving spread, so we will be seeking advanced testing for variants through the Public Health Ontario labs,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “continue to offer to those that didn’t get it (more staff, more essential caregivers),” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "When you delve into it, you realize that it is workplace outbreaks," External link

CBC Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We have requested that the provincial government really look through the essential business list a little bit more carefully," External link

CBC Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Sticking to the Provincial, stay-at-home order as part of the provincewide lockdown is really highly encouraged at this point,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is really important for me to implore residents, implore everyone to please make sure even while you have to be physically apart, to remain connected to those that you love, to remain connected with your family, your friends and certainty to seek help if you need it,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’ve since been advised that apparently there is no Pfizer that is anticipated to come on the first week of February, so not an 80 per cent reduction, 100 per cent,” “That may change as the situation continues to evolve” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Peel Public Health investigates every COVID-19 positive case. If there is a potential workplace exposure, we work with the case to identify contacts and with the employer to ensure that they are doing what they can to prevent any future workplace exposure," External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : "Certainly this really drives home the message that we have been saying all along. For our essential workers in our community, ultimately, there is no lockdown or shutdown," External link

CBC Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “high-risk sectors that have been identified in our data,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 15, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Protecting the health and safety of essential workers is critical not only to keeping them well, but also stopping community spread in our community,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 15, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “One in five tests is coming back positive for COVID-19,” “What that means is, looking at both the testing being done as well as the numbers of cases … we’re seeing a significant increase in the risk and a significant increase in the transmission that is occurring in our community” External link

cknw Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Let me be clear, this is an emergency,” “The new provincial stay-at-home measures are welcome and necessary” External link

cknw Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Brampton and Peel are seeing a holiday surge at the worse time,” “This concerning increase comes as area hospitals continue to cancel surgeries, transfer patients all across Ontario for care and see ICU capacity dwindle while contending with more admissions and also more deaths. Let me be clear this is an emergency” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are seeing hospitals that are overwhelmed, we are seeing patients that are being transferred hours away for care and we are seeing surgeries get cancelled more and more,” “Our hospital system is really on a brink of catastrophe and we are continuing to see cases rise which is not what we want to see because cases ultimately become hospitalizations and then become deaths” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Peel Public Health has definitely seen certain outbreaks that have been seeded by workers that needed to break isolation early or may have worked through mild symptoms,” “Lack of paid sick days is a deterrent to isolation, it’s a deterrent to detection and it’s a deterrent to them getting the support they need” External link

globalnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Peel Public Health has definitely seen certain outbreaks that have been seeded by workers that needed to break isolation early or may have worked through mild symptoms," "Lack of paid sick days is a deterrent to isolation, it's a deterrent to detection and it's a deterrent to them getting the support they need" External link

4-traders Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think it’s clear much of Peel’s continuing plateau is essential workers,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “speaks to the importance of the workplace protections that we’ve been advancing,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "The direct impact will be on construction and retail, which have lost business opportunities. But there are also indirect multiplicative spillovers to other sectors throughout the economy," External link

business-times Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We really, really, really strongly recommend that everyone celebrates the holidays with their immediate household only," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "As the days get longer and brighter especially with the vaccine coming, we know that our fight against this virus is going to get just that much brighter," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We are not yet seeing a plateau or a decrease. And if we remember how the first wave in the spring worked, we don't start going down right away," External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We must stick to precautions to bring this wave under control, and then drive down cases through our continued collective action and determination," "If we reduce cases, reduced hospitalizations and deaths will follow" External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We are not yet seeing a plateau or a decrease. And if we remember how the first wave in the spring worked, we don't start going down right away," External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We must stick to precautions to bring this wave under control, and then drive down cases through our continued collective action and determination," "If we reduce cases, reduced hospitalizations and deaths will follow" External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I am deeply concerned about the continuing and increasing hospitalizations and severity that we are seeing in our community and while there is excitement about a viable vaccine I am deeply concerned about the growing apathy and anger towards the measures designed to bring COVID-19 back under control,” “It seems that while avoiding the worst case scenario has spared many from the trauma of COVID-19 we are forgetting that others in the community have and continue to see the worst of this virus” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have to remember of course that this disease moves in two week increments so we have only gotten one incubation period in with the grey lockdown. We need a little more time just to sort of figure things out and make sure that things are trending in the right way,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "After eight months of struggling to stay financially viable as Covid-19 restrictions hit bottom lines, every dollar directed to a local business can and does make a difference," "Beyond the financial fillip, this spending choice creates a morale boost to the owners and employees of our local companies as they know people are standing by them" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This social trend underscores even more clearly the importance of businesses operating responsibly and sustainably," "Those companies that incorporate responsible business practices into their strategy will benefit longer term" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "After eight months of struggling to stay financially viable as Covid-19 restrictions hit bottom lines, every dollar directed to a local business can and does make a difference," "Beyond the financial fillip, this spending choice creates a morale boost to the owners and employees of our local companies as they know people are standing by them" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This social trend underscores even more clearly the importance of businesses operating responsibly and sustainably," "Those companies that incorporate responsible business practices into their strategy will benefit longer-term" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That’s what I’m hopeful for at least, that we’ll see a plateau and then hopefully it will start to decline,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “That’s what I’m hopeful for at least, that we’ll see a plateau and then hopefully it will start to decline,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Certainly, if our numbers start to improve and we're starting to see a change in the transmission patterns in our community — I'm certainly happy to consider [it]," "But I do want to be very clear and not raise expectations" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This is definitely very discouraging, I understand, for our small businesses and certainly for all of our community that I know had taken all sorts of measures and had really tried to do their part to keep things under control," "The reality is that we are seeing widespread community transmission in all three of our municipalities at this point in time" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Certainly, if our numbers start to improve and we're starting to see a change in the transmission patterns in our community — I'm certainly happy to consider [it]," "But I do want to be very clear and not raise expectations" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This is definitely very discouraging, I understand, for our small businesses and certainly for all of our community that I know had taken all sorts of measures and had really tried to do their part to keep things under control," "The reality is that we are seeing widespread community transmission in all three of our municipalities at this point in time" External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh responded : “From the retail perspective, I’m concerned about it from the disease transmission perspective,” “We need to make sure that we’re trying to do the right thing for our community, keeping all communities safe, keeping our neighbouring jurisdictions and community safe” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “A digital shopfront does not make a digital transformation. It has to be a very holistic reconfiguration of the business” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If we don’t address those factors, while this will bring things down in the short term, it will not necessarily address the risk and the outcomes that the most vulnerable in our community have been facing,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “We’re running out of time,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "This deeply concerns me because if even 10 per cent of our current active cases, those individuals, require hospitalization, our hospitals will continue to be challenged," External link

CBC Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I remain concerned about Brampton and the overall challenges that we face," "I have always expressed my view that the criticism of this great city is completely unfounded. Sure, some people will focus on pandemic fatigue and the wilful ignorance of the rules. But I have always been clear that Brampton's picture is largely driven by disparity" External link

CBC Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Bramptonians are taking on risks in this pandemic to maintain everyone else's safety and standard of living," External link

CBC Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “We’re running out of time,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “In my memory, I haven’t seen a case that dragged so long in terms of a moratorium,” External link

AsiaOne Monday, November 16, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think it is good to have a rapid resolution. I don’t think it is meaningful to drag on while the value of Hyflux is depreciating. Nov 16 is the thin red line that must be crossed. We’ve already given the company such a long time to address this” External link

AsiaOne Monday, November 16, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s not going to be the end point. In fact, it’s going to open a Pandora’s box of new possibilities” External link

AsiaOne Monday, November 16, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Spread of COVID-19 in workplaces continues to drive rising case counts in Peel,” External link

680news Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Spread of COVID-19 in workplaces continues to drive rising case counts in Peel. While most workplaces take great care to protect their employees, some employers continue to disregard the safety of their people and as a result, the Peel community,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “A few days of sick leave are a lot cheaper than uncontrolled spread of COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We have lots of large workplaces, jobs that can’t be done remotely, and where, if precautions are not being taken — such as on a manufacturing plant line or in a distribution centre, with loading or unloading — if the precautions aren’t being taken, then you have the perfect conditions for COVID-19 to spread and to spread to a lot of people,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Essentially this gives us a bigger stick,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Spread of COVID-19 in workplaces continues to drive rising case counts in Peel,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 15, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It's time for employers who choose not to pay employees when they are sick to put people over profit. The cost of COVID-19 spreading across our community is far greater than the price of a few sick days," External link

CBC Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I know it’s a very special time for many South Asian families and really for our whole community in the Region of Peel (in Ontario). Unfortunately, like every other holiday that’s happened in 2020, it’s just going to have to look a little different,” External link

ctvnews Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Certainly the provincial announcement is welcome, because it shows the government is willing to receive and consider feedback,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Diwali needs to look a little bit different this year, as with many other holidays that have occurred throughout 2020 in our community, which I know was certainly challenging, but we’re really grateful,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Dropping off food, all those other things. Those are ways that you could still provide some expressions of celebration of the season,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I know it’s a very special time for many South Asian families and really for our whole community in the Region of Peel. Unfortunately, like every other holiday that’s happened in 2020, it’s just going to have to look a little different,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Diwali needs to look a little bit different this year, as with many other holidays that have occurred throughout 2020 in our community, which I know was certainly challenging, but we’re really grateful,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control. These directives are strict, but they are what is needed to keep people in Peel working and learning, and able to access food, medical care and the basics of everyday life. Together, the actions and sacrifices of Peel residents and businesses will stop the spread of COVID-19, help avoid a lockdown and ultimately save lives. We must take aggressive action now to get the pandemic under control in Peel,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The biggest thing we all need to do at this point in time is really limit the number of in-person interactions that were having outside the household,” External link

cp24 Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As our cases grow, as our hospital picture becomes more and more dire, we just need people to really do their part, take this seriously over the next two to four weeks so the province doesn’t move us into a further stage of their categories,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control,” External link

globalnews Sunday, November 8, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These directives are strict, but they are what is needed to keep people in Peel working and learning,” “We must take aggressive action now to get the pandemic under control in Peel” External link

citynews-ca Sunday, November 8, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control. These directives are strict, but they are what is needed to keep people in Peel working and learning, and able to access food, medical care and basics of everyday life,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "These directives have been introduced because indicators that track the pandemic in Peel are trending in the wrong direction," "Case counts and test positivity rates remain high, public health capacity is stretched thin, and hospitals are at capacity with some procedures cancelled" External link

cp24 Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It is time to shrink our lives to stop COVID-19 from growing completely out of control. These directives are strict, but they are what is needed to keep people in Peel working and learning, and able to access food, medical care and the basics of everyday life," External link

cp24 Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told ( about William Osler ) : “I certainly advocated for that given our ongoing challenges with contact tracing — we’re still getting help from other health units — and also the recent developing challenges with capacity at William Osler,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “These are high-risk settings no matter what precautions you take,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “I must be clear. All of our metrics are going in the wrong direction. Peel is seeing the highest rates of cases and positivity in the province with much of that activity localized in Brampton and while Peel Public Health is still contact tracing our capacity is increasingly being challenged,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 6, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “I must be clear. All of our metrics are going in the wrong direction. Peel is seeing the highest rates of cases and positivity in the province with much of that activity localized in Brampton and while Peel Public Health is still contact tracing our capacity is increasingly being challenged,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 6, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “I must be clear. All of our metrics are going in the wrong direction. Peel is seeing the highest rates of cases and positivity in the province with much of that activity localized in Brampton and while Peel Public Health is still contact tracing our capacity is increasingly being challenged,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 6, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Restaurants are high risk. There’s a reason why every country on earth has put some restrictions in place when their case counts get high, in this setting,” “If you’re going to loosen restrictions on venues, you need to come down on some of the other drivers of transmission in our communities” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 6, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “If we are going to reopen high-risk settings like restaurants and gymnasiums, we need to have a counterbalance on some of the other drivers of transmission in our community,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I know it’s challenging, especially with the holiday season coming up, but the reality is that one of the most significant drivers of transmission in our region is people getting together and socializing at home,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I must be clear. All of our metrics are going in the wrong direction. Peel is seeing the highest rates of cases and positivity in the province with much of that activity localized in Brampton and while Peel Public Health is still contact tracing our capacity is increasingly being challenged,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : “That urges some level of caution going forward,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It might be five cases here and 10 cases there and another six cases there,” “When it’s all added up, it’s helping us out huge right now, especially as our surge is continuing in our second wave” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We are working closely with the province to provide recommendations based on the picture we are seeing in Peel and what is needed to get our numbers down,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “A little bit more time is needed to get some clarity on the picture of positivity but the reality is a 9.6 per cent rate is certainly concerning,” External link

barrie Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think it’s pretty clear that we’re not in a position to return to Stage 3 in Peel at this time,” External link

barrie Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Assume that anyone else outside your immediate household could be carrying the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “At this time, with wider community transmission we know that it is more important than ever that people are curtailing their in-person interactions and sticking to the precautions as much as possible,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It’s actually easier for us in many ways to connect all the contacts, as opposed to some of the exposures that have occurred in cities like Toronto in a restaurant, where people may not be working together regularly and living together regularly,” “It’s difficult to reach all those contacts” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “So the relevance for Chinese firms to come to Asean is more than a virtue. It’s a necessity,” External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’d have to look at least two weeks’ worth of data,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We do know that if it was perfectly done, in an ideal setting, we know that you could reduce the risk significantly, especially if people stayed apart,” “But we also know that in the real world, it’s not always perfectly done” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “There is a possibility for gatherings to occur. There is a possibility for congregation. There is a possibility that people will not just trick or treat with their immediate household,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "VisIC has impressive innovation and development around GaN for high power electric vehicles that improves the efficiency and performance, from hybrid up to full electric applications. We believe this technology is key to improve electric vehicle performance and affordability," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "VisIC has impressive innovation and development around GaN for high power electric vehicles that improves the efficiency and performance, from hybrid up to full electric applications. We believe this technology is key to improve electric vehicle performance and affordability," External link

prnewswire Monday, October 19, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I think there was a recognition that if you differentially imposed that restriction in Toronto, but not in Peel, you would certainly see a shift in activity from Toronto to Peel," External link

cp24 Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The test behind these guidelines is to protect people from the risk of COVID-19 and to ultimately reduce the spread,” “That’s why they start out necessarily conservative but they’re always revisited” External link

citynews-ca Friday, October 9, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The test behind these guidelines is to protect people from the risk of COVID-19 and to ultimately reduce the spread,” “That’s why they start out necessarily conservative but they’re always revisited” External link

680news Friday, October 9, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Students and staff often notify the school administration of their positive result directly. Principals work with the school boards and Peel Public Health to determine if a lab-confirmed case has attended school,” “The principal will proceed to dismiss the class and advise the school community of the dismissal while Peel Public Health begins its investigation” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Colleagues in Toronto have recently reported a resurgence driven by numerous community outbreaks linked to restaurants, bars and gyms. The picture in Peel is different and that is because our community and our interactions are different,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is this cycle between workplaces, homes and social settings that have kept our case count links to known exposure but have also kept them consistently high,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I have requested that the province consider instituting a lower consistent gathering limit across all settings and consider providing financial assistance for banquet halls and event venues to furlough,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “there are no changes that are anticipated at this time” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “Our transmission rates remain high which means Toronto and Ottawa’s broader community spread picture could very quickly become ours if we are not cautious,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Colleagues in Toronto have recently reported a resurgence driven by numerous community outbreaks linked to restaurants, bars and gyms. The picture in Peel is different and that is because our community and our interactions are different,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “It is this cycle between workplaces, homes and social settings that have kept our case count links to known exposure but have also kept them consistently high,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I have requested that the province consider instituting a lower consistent gathering limit across all settings and consider providing financial assistance for banquet halls and event venues to furlough,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “there are no changes that are anticipated at this time” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “Our transmission rates remain high which means Toronto and Ottawa’s broader community spread picture could very quickly become ours if we are not cautious,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : "This means we are not quite seeing a second wave picture here in Peel yet. But the operative word is 'yet.' It can happen here too, especially if we are not careful," External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It really is a testament to our community coming together, recognizing the seriousness of this disease, and in a measure of positive reinforcement, to say: 'Listen, there's not a second wave yet and it's up to all of us to keep it that way,'" External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told : "This means we are not quite seeing a second wave picture here in Peel yet. But the operative word is 'yet.' It can happen here too, especially if we are not careful," External link

CBC Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "It really is a testament to our community coming together, recognizing the seriousness of this disease, and in a measure of positive reinforcement, to say: 'Listen, there's not a second wave yet and it's up to all of us to keep it that way,'" External link

CBC Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “The Hin Leong case is a dent for Singapore's reputation,” External link

ft Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “There are a lot of workplaces that are doing the right thing, absolutely,” “But we’ve found pretty much in every instance where we have a workplace cluster or a large workplace outbreak, two things are happening” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “some fairly large exposures that are occurring in those settings in our region,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We really need (young) people to stick to the precautions,” “Because keeping transmission down in that group means we won’t see leakage into senior settings, leakage into other age groups that may be more vulnerable” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “In the past couple weeks we have seen our average contacts per case rise from five to about 30,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “What we have so far in Peel is a move from workplaces into homes and then into social gatherings,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “In the past couple weeks we have seen our average contacts per case rise from five to about 30,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “What we have so far in Peel is a move from workplaces into homes and then into social gatherings,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Each case had an average of five close contacts at the end of July and August. Nowadays, that average is up to 25-30 close contacts,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Each case had an average of five close contacts at the end of July and August. Nowadays, that average is up to 25-30 close contacts,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Each case had an average of five close contacts at the end of July and August. Nowadays, that average is up to 25-30 close contacts,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "People are maybe going to gatherings when they might be slightly sick or they don't think it's anything, and then they pass it to a number of people there," "Then they bring it home and they pass it in their household and maybe someone from that household goes on to a workplace and passes it to a workplace where they can't work remotely. And then, someone from that workplace goes to another social gathering," External link

CBC Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "People are maybe going to gatherings when they might be slightly sick or they don't think it's anything, and then they pass it to a number of people there," "Then they bring it home and they pass it in their household and maybe someone from that household goes on to a workplace and passes it to a workplace where they can't work remotely. And then, someone from that workplace goes to another social gathering," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’ve seen backyard barbecue celebrations turn into cases, some of them serious,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’re very happy to release the data around occupations because I think it really helps to drive home both information around who in our community has really been touched by this disease,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The balance that we’re always striving for is that information that will either allow the public to reduce their risk or to take precautions to reduce their risk versus also trying to balance the right of privacy to individuals at specific workplaces that may have been impacted,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is not a time for celebration,” External link

simcoe Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "The science in respect to COVID-19 has evolved and so has the recommendation around masks," External link

CBC Monday, July 27, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "Certainly while our new daily cases actually continue to decline on a seven-day moving average, the rate of decline has started to slow over the past week. However, I am very reassured that many of our new cases, almost 90 per cent, are linked to known clusters," "Our capacity to respond remains optimal. For those reasons, I support Peel Region moving into Stage 3 sooner rather than later" External link

cp24 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "As we move toward Stage 3, we must learn to live with COVID-19," "We must unlock our community safely while keeping our cases down" External link

cp24 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Our own move is on the horizon in Peel if current trends continue,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We’ve known for quite some time that there are significant linkages between places such as northeast Brampton, North Etobicoke and southwest York,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 3, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “are places where people are precariously employed and where people can’t necessarily work from home,” “Pretty much all of the outbreaks we have seen, at least in the city of Brampton, have been related to facilities of that nature: shipping facilities or warehouses, or large manufacturing or processing plants” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 3, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “While the commitment and sacrifices of residents and businesses to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has paved the path for Peel to move into Phase 2, we must continue to remain vigilant to safeguard the gains we have made,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “While the commitment and sacrifices of residents and businesses to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has paved the path for Peel to move into Phase 2, we must continue to remain vigilant to safeguard the gains we have made,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh warned : “Consider an illegal house or backyard party. One person there with COVID may infect many others and if they continue to ignore distancing they pass it on to their friends, to their family, to an ailing grandparent, to an immune compromised child and sure public health can trace all that but a cluster like that and its dire outcomes is entirely preventable if we stick to the guidelines in the first instance,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think to the extent that individuals can stick to the core four behaviours that have been talked about in the last little while physical distancing, wearing non-medical masks and if that’s not possible,washing one’s hands frequently, and making sure that you are staying home and getting tested if you are feeling sick I think those are the behaviours that will help, regardless of what happens and reopens in the days and weeks to come,” “Certainly, In recognizing, as well, the importance of these protests and the fact that racial inequities and disparities are also a significant risk to the health of individuals in our community,” External link

simcoe Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think to the extent that individuals can stick to the core four behaviours that have been talked about in the last little while physical distancing, wearing non-medical masks and if that’s not possible,washing one’s hands frequently, and making sure that you are staying home and getting tested if you are feeling sick I think those are the behaviours that will help, regardless of what happens and reopens in the days and weeks to come,” “Certainly, In recognizing, as well, the importance of these protests and the fact that racial inequities and disparities are also a significant risk to the health of individuals in our community,” External link

simcoe Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I think to the extent that individuals can stick to the core four behaviours that have been talked about in the last little while physical distancing, wearing non-medical masks and if that’s not possible,washing one’s hands frequently, and making sure that you are staying home and getting tested if you are feeling sick I think those are the behaviours that will help, regardless of what happens and reopens in the days and weeks to come,” “Certainly, In recognizing, as well, the importance of these protests and the fact that racial inequities and disparities are also a significant risk to the health of individuals in our community,” External link

simcoe Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “We’re continuing to see the face of the pandemic change in the region as it progresses In early March, the initial community transmission that was established then changed into what we saw in seniors’ settings and long-term-care homes in April. Which is why those age groups started to see more cases and mortality,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “As the community has reopened over the past month of May, what we’ve now seen is a shifting back to the younger age groups. This would be generally expected because they are typically the ones who are out and about circulating in the community, anyway (and that’s) reflecting in ongoing community transmission,” “The other hypotheses that we’re exploring right now one of them is certainly that these are working-age individuals, who are possible contracting it where they work,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “We’re continuing to see the face of the pandemic change in the region as it progresses In early March, the initial community transmission that was established then changed into what we saw in seniors’ settings and long-term-care homes in April. Which is why those age groups started to see more cases and mortality,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Early on, we identified that this is a disease — with how easily it is spread and the number of cases that it has driven in our community — that we would need significant amounts of contact tracing capacity,” “We know the faster we can initiate contact tracing, the faster we can interrupt chain of transmission,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Early on, we identified that this is a disease — with how easily it is spread and the number of cases that it has driven in our community — that we would need significant amounts of contact tracing capacity,” “We know the faster we can initiate contact tracing, the faster we can interrupt chain of transmission,” External link

simcoe Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Early on, we identified that this is a disease — with how easily it is spread and the number of cases that it has driven in our community — that we would need significant amounts of contact tracing capacity,” “We know the faster we can initiate contact tracing, the faster we can interrupt chain of transmission,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is being driven by new outbreaks in household clusters and also centred in workplaces,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is being driven by new outbreaks in household clusters and also centred in workplaces,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This is being driven by new outbreaks in household clusters and also centred in workplaces,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think we recognize that there were challenges in the provincial framework, because there weren’t any measures that you could hang your hat on for some of the metrics that were identified,” “They identified a decrease in this, or a decrease in this, but even then it wasn’t clear what was the specific metric in some thresholds that you might use in your judgment” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I was a little surprised at the way the announcements were coming,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh says : “I think we recognize that there were challenges in the provincial framework, because there weren’t any measures that you could hang your hat on for some of the metrics that were identified,” “They identified a decrease in this, or a decrease in this, but even then it wasn’t clear what was the specific metric in some thresholds that you might use in your judgment” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I was a little surprised at the way the announcements were coming,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I know people want to get out there but let’s not forget this virus moves and thrives on crowds and interactions which will come as more of the community reopens,” “I believe we will see a sustained decrease in new cases if we keep going but we need to hold tight for the time being” External link

cp24 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Monday, May 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Monday, May 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Monday, May 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Monday, May 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh told ( about Long Term Care ) : "Certainly, my heart goes out to everyone that has been impacted by the ongoing events at Camilla Care," External link

CBC Monday, May 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I’m pleased to report two key changes in our ongoing pandemic response. Our curve is starting to flatten, and we are starting to see fewer new cases in our communities. And while we remain vigilant in our seniors and congregate settings, outbreaks are being controlled. Some seniors’ homes have begun to declare outbreaks over,” “Mortality and severity also continue to plateau at our local hospitals” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “I’m pleased to report two key changes in our ongoing pandemic response. Our curve is starting to flatten, and we are starting to see fewer new cases in our communities. And while we remain vigilant in our seniors and congregate settings, outbreaks are being controlled. Some seniors’ homes have begun to declare outbreaks over,” “Mortality and severity also continue to plateau at our local hospitals” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Monday, April 20, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “If anything, this is really the beginning of what we are going to see,” External link

simcoe Monday, April 20, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Monday, April 20, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Monday, April 20, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “The fight against COVID-19 is really moving into our long-term care and retirement homes and that has essentially become our foremost priority, at least at Peel Public Health, moving forward with our ongoing response,” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "He played an important role in keeping the health-care system working and we mourn his loss," External link

CBC Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Every case that does come in that is a health-care worker, we are certainly very quickly following up on any exposure or contacts they may (have had) just recognizing the importance of keeping our health-care workers safe and also protecting against spread within institutions,” External link

simcoe Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh added : “Every loss of life to COVID-19 is tragic. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend our deepest condolences to his family both at home and at work,” External link

simcoe Friday, April 10, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “We conducted thorough exposure assessment. As far as we could tell, there was no specific link to the hospital or any healthcare setting,” External link

barrie Friday, April 10, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Every loss of life to COVID-19 is tragic. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend our deepest condolences to his family both at home and at work,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "He played an important role in keeping the health-care system working and we mourn his loss," External link

CBC Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There are conversations at federal level to try to get guidance on use in public but for now the message is only wear a mask if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, but it's evolving," External link

simcoe Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty. Our team is working quickly to notify these residents and make sure they have what they need to manage this difficult situation," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty. Our team is working quickly to notify these residents and make sure they have what they need to manage this difficult situation," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty. Our team is working quickly to notify these residents and make sure they have what they need to manage this difficult situation," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty. Our team is working quickly to notify these residents and make sure they have what they need to manage this difficult situation," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty," External link

barrie Friday, April 3, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "We have made changes to our process to ensure that this situation does not occur again in the future. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

barrie Friday, April 3, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "I know the relief those residents felt for a few moments has sadly been transformed into feelings of fear and uncertainty," External link

cp24 Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said ( about error ) : "We have made changes to our process to ensure that this situation does not occur again in the future. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend apologies to those residents impacted by this error," External link

cp24 Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “In the midst of this ongoing pandemic, our thoughts go out to this resident’s family and friends at a time when words can do little to console the pain of losing a loved one,” External link

simcoe Friday, April 3, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “This tragic passing in our community reminds all of us that we must take decisive action to stay home as much as possible,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 3, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Monday, March 30, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Monday, March 30, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

thespec Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

thespec Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

simcoe Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

simcoe Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 in Peel Region," External link

thespec Friday, March 27, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

thespec Friday, March 27, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : "We cannot speak to the case counts presented on the ministry (Ontario) website," External link

thespec Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Now is the moment to act in order to flatten the curve,” External link

cknw Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Lawrence Loh said : “Now is the moment to act in order to flatten the curve,” External link

globalnews Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT



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