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Covid-19 - Update #20

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Virtual Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings

With the continued need for physical distancing due to COVID-19, the Town of Carleton Place Council will hold its first virtual Council and Committee of the Whole meeting via Zoom on April 7th, 2020. 

On March 19th the Province of Ontario passed the Municipal Emergency Act, 2020 to permit virtual participation in Council, Committee and Local Board meetings.  March 25th, Council passed an amendment to the Town’s procedural by-law to allow virtual meetings during a declared emergency.  Members of the public can view the meetings online using the link on the Upcoming Meeting Agendas page or any time after the meetings on the Town’s Facebook page.

Members of the public who have an interest in a matter listed on the agenda are encouraged to email questions or comments relating to an item on the agenda to members of Council or staff prior to the meeting.  As always, persons who wish to register to speak to an item on the agenda are required to contact the Clerk by 12 noon on Monday, April 6, 2020.

 

LEEDS, GRENVILLE AND LANARK DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT UPDATES

COVID-19 Test Results

The Health Unit calls people with negative or positive COVID-19 lab results every day between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If the lab result arrives after 4:30 p.m., the person is called the next day. Continue to self-isolate until you hear from them.  Please avoid calling for the results.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the government will provide $100 million to meet the urgent food needs of vulnerable Canadians.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Premier Doug Ford has ordered all non-essential construction sites to close before midnight on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  More information will be provided once available.  Other updates can be found below:

 

LOCAL HOSPITAL UPDATES

Paramedics Launch Covid-19 Home Assessment Mobile Unit

Lanark County Paramedic Service have teamed up with Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit to conduct in-home assessments and Covid-19 testing. This mobile unit is dispatched to individuals living in long-term care facilities and retirement residences, as well as to those individuals who are isolated and have mobility challenges. 

This service is available by contacting the Leeds, Grenville, & Lanark District Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853.

 

OPP UPDATES

With people spending lots of time together inside, verbal domestics are on the rise in Lanark County.  Sometimes as adults, we too need “time out” but unlike children, we need to give ourselves the “time out.”  Take a breath, count to 10, leave the room or go outside (if possible) to take a break.  We’re all under a lot of pressure these days. We need to remember we are all in this together and we need to find things to do to occupy our time and minds in positive ways.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters are playing on people’s fear by sending emails and even calling to tell people them they have tested positive for the virus.  In these trying times, try to limit your time searching and reading about the pandemic.  When you do look for information, go to trusted sites (government, ministry of health) or major news outlets.  Also watch out for fake emails looking for COVID-19 financial support.  If you want to support agencies, go directly to the agency website or call them rather than clicking on any links in emails sent to you.