PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
The Ontario government is providing more flexibility on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most.
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
The Province announced that the people of Ontario can expand their household “bubbles” and establish a “social circle” of no more than 10 people. These 10 people can come into close contact with each other without having to practice physical distancing measures. It is important to clarify that these “social circles” are different than social gatherings. Visits with non-circle people would be considered a social gathering and must use the same rules as before including being outside, keeping a physical distancing of at least 2 metres/6 feet, staying home if sick, practicing good hand hygiene, covering your cough or sneeze, and cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. If anyone in the social circle develops COVID-19 all members of the social circle will be required to self-isolate and get tested.
To form a safe social circle please follow the guidelines provided by the Health Unit.
The Health Unit has staff answering COVID-19 related questions and concerns for the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day at 1-800-660-5853, extension 2499. You can also get more information about COVID-19 by visiting www.healthunit.org/coronavirus or by connecting with LGLHealthUnit on Facebook and Twitter.