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Covid-19 - Update #68

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Heat Warning – Please note that due to the Provincial Emergency Order which limits gatherings of no more than 5 people, the Public Library is unable to act as a cooling station at this time. The Health Unit is advising the public to monitor the forecast over the next few days and to take precautions.

 

Boat Launch Season Pass - Credit Card/Curbside Pickup Option: A season pass for the Carleton Place municipal boat launch can now be purchased by calling in a credit card number in addition to the OPP drop box option. If you would prefer to pay by credit card, please call 613-257-1690. For your convenience, the Recreation and Culture Staff have offered to provide curbside pickup of boat launch season passes. Staff will now process the transaction, ensure the application has been submitted in full and arrange a time with you for the curbside pickup of your pass. Please note, if you have already submitted your application and payment via the OPP drop box, staff will contact you to arrange a curbside pickup time after reviewing your application.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure the resilience of the food supply chain and to provide support to keep the agriculture sector strong. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, today announced an investment of up to $9.2 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) and fund up to 700 new positions for youth in the agriculture industry.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Today, the Ontario government outlined key findings from the Canadian Armed Forces report on the five long-term care homes at which the military has been assisting.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Province expands testing for COVID-19 - A directive was sent to Ontario Assessment Centres to provide testing to support the early detection of individuals who have COVID-19. This type of testing will provide valuable information about the spread of the virus in different communities across the province and help in the protection of vulnerable populations and people in our area.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Almonte Now Offers Direct Access - Effective Tuesday May 26, 2020, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) located behind the Almonte General Hospital will expand efforts to reach more people requiring COVID-19 testing. A referral from Public Health or a Primary Care Provider is no longer required.  Residents of North Lanark, which includes Mississippi Mills, (Pakenham, Almonte and Ramsay), Carleton Place, Beckwith and Ashton, may now call the Assessment Centre directly to book an appointment for a COVID-19 test. People seeking a test must call 613-325-1208 and leave a message. A COVID-19 Assessment Centre nurse will call back to book an appointment.