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Covid-19 - Update #51

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Reminder – Special Meeting of Council: There will be a Special Meeting of Council at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, 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 (Password: 006437) 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.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Prime Minister Trudeau has joined other global leaders to launch the Coronavirus Global Response. This online pledging event aims to initially raise more than $8 billion (USD) to help researchers and innovators develop solutions to test, treat, and protect people, and to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The Ontario government recognizes many Ontarians are experiencing increased anxiety because of COVID-19 and are worried about their health, the health of their family and friends, and the future of their livelihoods and are feeling anxious in physical isolation. We want to help those who need support and have taken immediate action to ensure everyone can access the high-quality care they expect and deserve.

Ontario has significantly increased testing and contact tracing capacity, allowing health experts to identify cases of COVID-19 and support efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the community, long-term care homes, and other congregate settings.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Lanark County – Emergency Rent/Mortgage Bank

Laid off? Reduced hours? Significant decline in your family income? Lanark County wants to help!

If you are a Lanark County resident who has experienced a significant decline in family income and are having trouble covering rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for assistance.

The Province of Ontario has provided relief funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With its allocation, Lanark County has set up an emergency rent/mortgage bank to assist County residents who are behind in their rent/mortgage and are at risk of being evicted or losing their home.

You can access an online application.  Please contact Lanark County Social Services for more information: ss@lanarkcounty.ca or 613-267-4200 ext. 2140 / toll free 1-888-952-6275.