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Covid-19 - Update #15

Covid-19 - Update #15 - March 29th, 2020


Diane Smithson, 
Chief Administrative Officer

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

We would like to remind the residents that all Town of Carleton Place playground equipment is closed to the public to help slow the spread of Covid-19. The pump track will be closed and barricaded as of Monday, March 30th, 2020.We must take physical distancing seriously to protect our individual health and the health of our community.  Signs have been posted and barricades are in place around play equipment through out the Town.  We are doing our best to keep you safe and we need your help in abiding by the closures.


Federal Government Updates

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced measures to support vulnerable Canadians to help cope with the health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID‑19 pandemic.


The Canada.ca website now includes who CAN and CANNOT go for a walk

You can go for a walk if you:

  • have not been diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • do not have symptoms of COVID-19;
  • have not travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days.

If you go out for a walk, do not congregate and always practise physical (social) distancing by keeping at least 2 metres apart from others at all times.


Provincial Government Updates

Based on the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five (5) people, effective immediately.


The Province is increasing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 on construction sites. Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer announced updated guidance to help employers better understand their responsibilities and what is needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the job site.  Ministry inspectors are inspecting job sites today and every day. Failure to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations could result in a stop work order.


The Provincial Government is coming down hard on price gougers. If you see anyone taking advantage by jacking up prices on essential items, please report it.


Leeds, Grenville, Lanark District Health Unit Updates

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has expanded capacity for incoming enquiries.

The main number to call is 1-800-660-5853.

The local Smiths Falls office number is (613) 283-2740.

  • General COVID-19 Enquiries - Ext. 2499, available weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on weekends from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.


  • Enquiries from Health Care Providers or for members of the public reporting symptoms -  Ext. 2222, available 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. seven days a week.


  • Duty Desk, (Public Health Inspectors) for business operator enquiries -  Ext. 2308, also available 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. seven days a week.


  • After hours crisis line - (613) 345-5685.


Ontario Provincial Police

The public are reminded to only call 9-1-1 for emergencies. 

For non-emergency items, the public are encouraged to call 1-888-310-1122 or report matters on the online reporting tool located on the OPP’s website www.opp.ca

If any member of the public wishes to report a quarantine matter related to the COVID-19 emergency, they are asked to do so by calling 1-888-310-1122.