April 10, 2020
Use of Public Benches Now Prohibited
The use of public benches is now prohibited. While these closures may seem daunting, we remind residents that they are for your safety. Park amenities are not being sanitized and we want to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in every possible way. This closure may come as a surprise for residents who are not on Facebook and choose to sit on a bench that might be missing a sign. We ask that you practice patience and kindness if you see anyone using a bench. The Town of Carleton Place appreciates your assistance in respecting this safety precaution.
Discarding Used Masks and Gloves Safely
Some residents are wearing masks or gloves when shopping or going out in public. Used gloves and masks should be placed in the trash. Discarding used gloves or masks on the ground is a health risk and could result in a fine of $100 in Carleton Place. Let’s continue to work together to protect ourselves, our neighbours and the environment.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
- Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Canada’s Disability-Inclusive approach to its COVID-19 pandemic response
- Minister Champagne to co-preside meeting with UN member states on COVID-19
- Minister Morneau and Minister Ng mark the launch of the Canada Emergency Business Account
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with premiers on continued efforts to address the impacts of COVID-19
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
- Premier Doug Ford Delivers Good Friday Reflections
- Ontario Creates Partnership with Volunteer Hub to Help Seniors
- Ontario Significantly Expanding COVID-19 Testing
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
The Health Unit updates the numbers of lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 cases in our tri-county area Monday through Friday at 2:30 p.m. on their website. Recently, they have started breaking it down even further. Carleton Place is in the Lanark East region. To access this information, click on the link for Lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases by aggregated geographic region.
To align with the Ministry of Health’s reporting system, the daily summary must be based on the data that is in the province’s disease reporting system called iPHIS (integrated Public Health Information System) as of 4:00 p.m. the previous day. This ensures alignment of the data they report with the data the province reports.
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority
Mental Health Resources
Remaining in your home and not socializing as usual can be difficult. Help is only a call or email away. Here are a few available resources:
- www.bigwhitewall.ca (online peer support)
- www.kidshelpphone.ca or text CONNECT to 686868
- Mental Health Crisis Line - Lanark Leeds & Grenville 1-866-281-2911
- 211ontario.ca or call 2-1-1 to connect with community/social services
- Lanark County Interval House at lcih.org or 24hr crisis line 1-800-267-7946