March 22, 2020
Contact: Diane Smithson,
Chief Administrative Officer
The Town of Carleton Place continues to monitor new information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per current provincial rules, all bars and restaurants have closed except those facilities that can provide takeout food and delivery. Many other non-essential businesses have also made the difficult decision to temporarily close their doors. We encourage you to continue to support restaurants offering takeout or our other local businesses that are offering sales through website orders. We also want to thank all businesses who have made the decision to close in order to help reduce the spread of illness.
Information about how the Government of Canada is offering support for businesses can be found here.
The Hunger Stop (Lanark County Food Bank) is facing a surge in demand given the current situation. Please continue to support if you have the means by donating funds, items at grocery stores or by making an appointment to drop off to the facility directly by calling 613-257-8546. A list of the most needed items is available here.
Be careful what you flush
Please do not flush wipes, paper towels or facial tissues as they can cause blockages in pipes which may lead to sewage overflows in your home or business and could eventually cause sewage overflows into streets and the natural environment.
Continued need for social distancing
Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other. Social distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak. With patience and cooperation, we can all do our part.
This means making changes in your everyday routines to minimize close contact with others, including:
- avoiding non-essential gatherings;
- avoiding common greetings, such as handshakes;
- avoiding crowded places such as parks, concerts, arenas, conferences and festivals;
- limiting contact with people at higher risk like older adults and those in poor health;
- keeping a distance of at least 2 arms-length (approximately 2 metres) from others
We want to thank all residents for continuing to practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit www.canada.ca/covid19