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Covid-19 - Update #84

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Carleton Place Public Library Announces Fine Free Summer - The library is going fine free during the summer of 2020!  Library materials will still have the same loan periods, but any materials returned after their due date will not accrue overdue fines.  “We want people to stay home if they are feeling sick, or if they are in quarantine,” says Head Librarian Meriah Caswell.  “COVID-19 has put enough stress and hardship on our community.  The last thing we want is for our community to worry about library fines during this uncertain time.” This move will also help keep library staff safe by lowering the number of interactions staff have with money. All returned library materials are being quarantined for 72 hours before being allowed back into circulation.

Skate Park & Pump Track Now Open – The Skate Park and Pump Track at Carleton Junction are now open for use. Safety regulations are in place as per the current provincial order and will be modified based on future updated provincial orders. We encourage all parents/guardians to review these regulations with any members of their family who will be utilizing the park:

  • No more than 10 individuals permitted in the park as per the provincial order.
  • Participants must practice physical distancing and stay at least 2 metres/6ft apart at all times.
  • Please wait outside the fence area if there are ten individuals in the park.
  • Please remember to share the space. If there are individuals waiting to use the park; please take turns waiting outside the fence area. (We recommend a time limit of 20 minutes per participant if there is a line.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Carleton Place Recreation & Culture Department (613)257-1690.

Emergency and Special Committee of the Whole Meetings – Please note there will be a Special Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss reopening scenarios related to COVID-19. On Thursday, June 18th at 1:00 p.m. there will be Special Committee of the Whole Meeting for a training session regarding the Interim Control Bylaw. Please see the Upcoming Meetings Agendas page on the Town’s website for the agenda and associated documents. Members of the public can view the meetings online via Zoom (link available on the Upcoming Meetings Agendas page) or via a live stream to the Town’s Facebook page.

Curbside Marriage License Pickup – The Clerk’s Department is now taking appointments for the issuance of marriage licenses. Once the license is ready, you will receive a call to arrange a time for contactless pickup. If you require this service, please email the Clerk, Stacy Blair, at sblair@carletonplace.ca or call 613-257-6212.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The Government of Canada will now require temperature screenings for all passengers flying in or to Canada. Passengers departing Canadian airports for either international or domestic destinations will also be subject to a temperature screening. This new screening measure will be in addition to the existing health screening and face covering measures already in place.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Ontarians Encouraged to Establish Social Circles - People throughout Ontario are being encouraged to establish a social "circle" of no more than 10 people who can interact and come into close contact with one another without physical distancing.

Healthy Meals and Snacks - The Ontario government is investing $1 million to improve access to healthy meals and snacks for school-age children and youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Protecting Workers in the Agri-food Sector - The Ontario government is taking additional steps to better protect workers in the agri-food sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. The province is significantly expanding the Agri-food Workplace Protection Program and committing up to $15 million to enhance health and safety measures on farms and in food processing facilities.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Check out our new ‘COVID-19 & Businesses’ section on our website with resources for employers, employees, and members of the public accessing businesses.