Notice of Illness from Lost Rivers Walk, March 15

UPDATE MARCH 25: The walker from the Lost Rivers Walk (Garrison Creek) on March 15 that subsequently reported fever-like symptoms (see below) has reported back healthy with no COVID-19 symptoms.

If you attended the Lost Rivers Walk (Garrison Creek) on March 15, please be advised that Lost Rivers has since received a message that one of the attendees has developed minor fever-like symptoms. This includes a slightly above normal temperature, head ache and body aches. So far, this walker has no respiratory symptoms and the condition is mild. The walker exhibited no symptoms of illness at the time, and consciously practiced social distancing with others on the walk. At this point there has been no diagnosis of COVID-19 or otherwise. However, we wanted to share this information with all participants so that all may take the precautions they feel are appropriate for themselves.

Lost Rivers is staying in touch with this person and will continue to provide updates.

If you have any COVID-19 related questions or concerns about your health please contact Telehealth Ontario. Please be aware that there may be quite a wait on the line.


More information from Canadian public health guidelines for COVID-19.

For information about COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.