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Covid-19 - Update #65

COVID-19 - Update #65

Contact:

Diane Smithson,
Chief Administrative Officer
613-257-6255
dsmithson@carletonplace.ca


The Town of Carleton Place continues to monitor new information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Canada Day Celebrations Cancelled – In an effort to keep our community safe and healthy we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Canada Day festivities. Follow the Carleton Place Recreation and Culture Facebook page for some fun celebration activities that can be done at home leading up to Canada Day.

Dog Parks - The Carleton Place Public Dog Parks are now open. In accordance with the current safety measures, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines to protect yourself and fellow patrons:

  • A maximum of five (5) patrons in the Dog Park at any time per Provincial Regulations;
  • Maintain a safe physical distance of 6ft/2m at all times;
  • Stay home if you’re sick;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth; and
  • Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible.

Please remember to always pick up after your pet! Use the park at your own risk.

Park Benches – Residents are now allowed to use the municipal park benches located around the community. In accordance with the current safety measures, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines to protect yourself and fellow residents:

  • Maintain a safe physical distance of 6ft/2m at all times;
  • Stay home if you’re sick;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth.

Please remember that park benches are not being sanitized. Use at your own risk.

The Town of Carleton Place Recreation & Culture Department appreciates your assistance in adhering to these safety precautions. Please report any noted vandalism to the Recreation Department: (613) 257-1690.

Household Hazardous Waste and Compost Facilities - The Household Hazardous Waste and Compost facilities will remain closed until further notice. The curbside collection of leaf and yard waste will continue. Residents are encouraged to place their paper bags at the curb for collection.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Prime Minister Trudeau announced $75 million in new funding for Indigenous organizations providing services to Indigenous peoples in urban centres and off reserve.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The Ontario government is reducing financial barriers for full-time students attending post-secondary education. Starting today, those most in need can apply to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for the 2020-21 school year.

The Ontario government is quickly moving forward with innovative research to prevent, detect and treat COVID-19. These projects, part of the government's $20 million Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, focus on areas of research such as vaccine development, diagnostics, drug trials and development, and social sciences.