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CARLETON PLACE WORKING WITH HEALTH UNIT TO STOP COMMUNITY SPREAD OF COVID-19

The Town of Carleton Place has been working closely with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit to address the recent outbreak in the East Region which includes Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith.

Due to the high level of community transmission, the Town of Carleton Place has agreed, after consultation with the Health Unit, to close the following facilities for a period of two (2) weeks (minimum, which is in line with the COVID-19 incubation period) starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 4th, 2021:

  • The Carleton Place Arena.
  • The Carleton Place Pool.
  • The Carleton Place Public Library.

This is being done to reduce spaces where uncontrolled gathering could possibly occur in order to decrease the risk of transmission in an already serious situation.

The Library will revert to offering contactless curbside pickup services.  Holds can be placed at www.carletonplacelibrary.ca or by calling the library at 613-257-2702. Book bundles, interlibrary loans, and digital services such as Libby and Hoopla will continue uninterrupted.  Information about how to use curbside pickup services can be found at www.carletonplacelibrary.ca/curbside-pickup-services/.

The Town Hall will remain open to the public during regular business hours (Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) with strict physical distancing measures in place. Access will be limited to the front lobby area. Please see below for a list of policies and procedures:

  • If possible, please continue to make payments owing to the Town online or via the drop-box at the OPP station instead of in-person in order to ensure your safety and that of Staff;
  • If an in-person appointment is required with the Planning, Building, Public Works, or Clerk’s Departments, please call ahead and arrange a time with the Staff member you would like to meet with. Staff will request you call at the time of your appointment to notify them that you have arrived. They will receive you and escort you to the designated private meeting area directly off of the main lobby;
  • Staff will remain behind clear barriers for in-person appointments;
  • Masks will be mandatory for any member of the public entering the Town Hall;
  • There will be designated lines for entering and exiting. The public will enter through the door located on Mill Street and exit through the doors leading out to Bridge Street.

“Protecting our residents has been Council’s number one (1) priority since the beginning of this pandemic,” says Mayor Doug Black. “While we recognize there will be some people who are disappointed to see these facilities close so soon after reopening, we hope everyone understands the need for us to do everything in our power to slow the spread of COVID-19 to keep everyone safe.”

For more information about COVID-19, visit the Health Unit’s website or call 1-800-660-5853, extension 2499.