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Covid-19 - Update #103

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Masks Mandatory in Municipal Facilities – In accordance with the Instruction from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, face coverings will be required when entering both the Pool and Library facilities which have recently re-opened to the public. For more information on how to properly use face coverings/masks, please visit the Health Unit website.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Final Components of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations Announced - Minister Guilbeault announced the final details regarding Phase 2 of the disbursement of the $500-million fund, announced earlier this year. This final component helps address some of the gaps that have been identified by the industry across Canada since the fund was first implemented. Thus, the second phase provides support to other organizations, some of which do not normally receive funding from Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada or the Canada Media Fund. The goal is still to help maintain jobs and support business continuity for organizations whose viability has been affected.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens - Today, the Ontario government introduced proposed legislation that, if passed, would give the province the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The proposed legislation is part of the government's plan for the continued safe and gradual reopening of the province once the declaration of emergency ends.