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Covid-19 - Update #83

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

The Town of Carleton Place is accepting applications for Paid-On-Call Firefighters (Volunteer). The complete recruitment package is available on the Town’s website. The application deadline is Friday, July 10th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Family Visits to Resume in Long-Term Care Homes - In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government announced the gradual resumption of visits to long-term care homes, retirement homes, and other residential care settings. 

Digital Main Street Platform - The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is helping small businesses reach more customers through the Digital Main Street platform. It is a $57-million program which will help up to 22,900 Ontario businesses create and enhance their online presence and generate jobs for more than 1,400 students.

Public Transit Safety Guidance - Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation, released comprehensive safety guidance for public transit agencies as the province reopens and more people return to work.

New Patient Ombudsman - The Ontario government has appointed Cathy Fooks as Ontario's new Patient Ombudsman to help improve the quality of care and supports people receive in hospitals, long-term care homes and in their own homes through home and community care.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital - Hospitals in the Champlain Region are taking a safe, coordinated and gradual approach to increasing scheduled services, which were postponed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.