FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
- Expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and proposing a new wage boost for essential workers
- To help limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada suspends camping, group activities, and events across the country until at least May 31, 2020
- Government of Canada connects Canadians with mental wellness supports during COVID-19
- COVID-19 – Temporary reduction of service at some low traffic Canadian land border crossings
- Government of Canada updates mandatory requirements for travellers entering Canada
- Government of Canada provides $20 million to safeguard Canada's food supply by supporting critical food inspection services
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Please Note: The Province of Ontario is maintaining a website with the latest information on how the government continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with the approval of the Ontario legislature, the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until May 12th. This will allow the government to continue to use every tool at its disposal to protect the health and safety of the people of Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital
Access to the Emergency Department
To further support everyone’s safety and well-being, Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital is making changes to how patients access the Emergency Department.
A small temporary structure has been placed in front of the hospital. Beginning April 15th, the screener who currently sits inside the hospital front entrance will move out to this structure between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., patients will be asked to go up the stairs or ramp to the front door of the hospital for screening.
Patients exhibiting symptoms that may be COVID-related will be asked to enter through the Ambulance Bay, which is undergoing some final modifications. There will be a physician and a nurse in the Ambulance Bay.
Everyone else will continue to use the front door.
The Hospital thanks Mayor Doug Black and the Town of Carleton Place for their support in erecting a tent over the ambulance bay ramp to keep it dry during inclement weather.
Leed, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
Statistics Canada - How are Canadians coping with the COVID-19 situation?
Statistics Canada collected information between March 29 and April 3 via an online survey. This infographic presents the first findings of the survey. For information on coping, please visit the COVID-19 webpage under “Information for the Public”.
Shared Laundry Facilities
Check out the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” when using shared laundry facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.