REMINDER: There is County-wide total open-air burn ban in place. The Ocean Wave Fire Company has responded to two burning complaints in the past 24 hours and there have been multiple calls throughout the County of Lanark.
The intent of this ban is to protect our first responders from the spread of and exposure to COVID-19. Please help to keep our firefighters and their families safe!
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Trudeau announced additional details on how you can access the Canada Emergency Economic Response Benefit if you have lost your job or pay cheque due to COVID-19. Starting on Monday, April 6th, 2020, you can sign up to receive this benefit on www.canada.ca. If you sign up for direct deposit, you will get a first payment within 3-5 days. If you choose to receive your benefit by mail, you will receive your payment in approximately 10 days.
Health Canada is building an inventory of specialized work volunteers that provinces and territories can draw on to provide more support to our health care workers. This could include tracking cases, tracing contact and collecting and reporting data. If you can help, please sign up online at www.canada.ca/coronavirus. Applications will be open until April 24th.
LEEDS, GRENVILLE AND LANARK DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT
The Health Unit has prepared the following fact sheets and posters for the purpose of educating the public to take proper precautions on limiting the spread of COVID-19: