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Covid-19 - Update #47

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Special Meeting of Council

There will be a Special Meeting of Council at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 to discuss the Recyclable Material Collection and Processing tender as well as the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal contract. The meeting will be streamed via Zoom and to the Town’s facebook page. Please note, there will be an in-camera portion of the agenda which will not be available for public viewing.

Public Works Construction Update

(High Street, Mary Street, Henry Street, Queen Street south, Antrim Street)

The Town of Carleton Place and AECON Construction would like to inform residents of upcoming construction activities. These activities were not completed last fall due to the early arrival of cold temperatures and a significant snowfall.  AECON will commence activities starting May 4th which should be completed within a few weeks.  Crews will be on site to complete landscaping, adjust iron structures in preparation for paving, and complete the final lift of asphalt.  Due to the nature of this work, AECON is asking residents to refrain from on-street parking for the duration of construction activities.

Under direct supervision by the Town, AECON will be taking every precaution in order to minimize interruptions. The Town of Carleton Place is asking residents to avoid these areas if possible.  For residents living within the construction areas, we are asking you to maintain physical distancing measures and refrain from any contact with our crews on site. AECON has a strict COVID-19 policy in place to protect both our subcontractors/ workers on site and residents in the surrounding area, including physical distancing, additional sanitization and wash stations on site.

If a resident has any questions or concerns regarding these activities, please call the Carleton Place Public Works Office at (613) 257-2253.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.

 

In a Letter of Thanks to Frontline Workers that went out late on April 28th from Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board of Ontario, and Minister Christine Elliott, Minister of Health, it  was confirmed that the pandemic pay, announced this past weekend has now been extended to also apply to respiratory therapists, mental health and addictions workers in hospitals and congregate care settings, public health nurses, and paramedics.   

 

OTHER UPDATES

COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Almonte

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Almonte is still operating 6 days a week and has so far swabbed over 500 people. Residents with mild to moderate symptoms should contact their primary care provider for a referral to the Assessment Centre. Those who do not have a primary care provider should call the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 ext. 2499 for a referral. Walk-ins are not accepted at the Almonte Assessment Centre.