Focus on Health – Understanding Your Social Circles, Social Gatherings and More!

What’s the difference between a Social Circle and a Social Gathering?

The province now allows people to create ‘social circles’ that include up to 10 people who all belong to the same circle together. These 10 people can come into close contact with each other without having to maintain physical distancing measures.

To form a safe ‘social circle’ start with people you live with or who regularly come into your household. Do not exceed 10 people.

Everyone in the social circle should only belong to one circle.

A ‘social gathering’ is everyone else that you meet acquaintances and otherwise that are not of the ‘10’ in your circle. Take comfort in knowing that the size of this ’gathering’ has expanded to 10 people AND all physical distancing rules still apply

Is it safe to use public washrooms?

Yes, but follow the below guidelines to remain safe

Stay 2 metres from others.

Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol based hand sanitizer for 15 seconds.

Flush toilet with the lid down.

Use paper towels instead of a hand dryer, where possible. Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

If using a baby change table, wipe down with a disinfecting wipe before and after use.

Here is a direct excerpt from Chatelaine Magazine

What if you regularly visit a healthcare practitioner, like a chiropractor? Does that mean, by default, that they’re in your circle?

This shouldn’t be a problem, especially with medical professionals. According to Chagla, “most regulated healthcare professionals are wearing their own masks. It’s a relatively low-risk interaction.” In other words, they aren’t in your circle

Essential workers can be part of a social circle, so long as the other members are aware of the risks and agree to them.

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Recipe of the Month:

Grilled Hassleback Fajita Stuffed Chicken

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Total time: 45 min


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fajita or taco seasoning
  • ½ each red, yellow and green pepper, very thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (you can use the pre-shredded tex-mex brand)
  • Cilantro (optional for garnish)
  • Salsa and Sour cream (for serving)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  •  tbsp olive oil
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss sweet potatoes in olive oil and spices in a medium-sized oven safe dish. Roast in oven for 25-30 minutes until tender
  2. Pre-heat BBQ to med- high, or pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F. Meanwhile, make horizontal cuts across each chicken breast. Rub chicken with olive oil and taco seasoning. Add bell peppers and red onions to each cut, then put each breast on the grill or in the oven.
  3. Cook chicken for 15 min. Remove and top with cheese, then grill or bake another 5 min. until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and serve alongside sweet potatoes, topping with optional cilantro, salsa and sour cream. Enjoy!

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Fun Facts About Bones

Did You Know?

  • The adult human body has 206 of them.
  • There are 26 bones in the human foot.
  • The human hand, including the wrist, contains 54 bones.
  • The femur, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone of the human skeleton.
  • The stapes, in the middle ear, is the smallest and lightest bone of the human skeleton.
  • Arms are among the most commonly broken bones, accounting for almost half of all adults’ broken bones. The collarbone is the most commonly broken bone among children.

Fun Facts About Joints

Did You Know?

  • Joints are the place where two bones meet or connect.
  • A coating of another fibrous tissue called cartilage covers the bone surface and keeps the bones from rubbing directly against each other.
  • Some joints move and some don’t. Joints in the skull don’t move. Synovial joints are movable joints. They make up most of the joints in the body and are located mostly in the limbs, where mobility is critical. They contain synovial fluid, which helps them to move freely.
  • Ball and socket joints, such as hip and shoulder joints, are the most mobile type of joint. They allow you to move your arms and legs in many different directions.
  • Ellipsoidal joints, such as the one at the base of the index finger, allow bending and extending.


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