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Covid-19 - Update #99

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Carleton Place Public Pool Reopening July 6th – Carleton Place Aquatics lane swims will resume on Monday, July 6th. We have implemented changes to our schedule, as well as cleaning and disinfecting routines to comply with Public Health and Provincial mandates. Staff and patron safety remain our first and foremost concern. Your patience and understanding are very much appreciated as we learn to navigate this together.

Lane Swim and Hot Pool Schedule (Monday to Friday) - All participants must reserve a spot in advance by calling the pool at 613-257-1005, ext. 21.  Only reservations made by phone will be accepted at this time. Please honour your reservation as spaces will be limited.

  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. (Lane Swim ONLY)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (Lane Swim ONLY)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Lane Swim or Hot Pool)
  • 12:00 p.m.  to 12:45 p.m. (Lane Swim or Hot Pool)
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Lane Swim or Hot Pool)

The Pool will remain CLOSED evenings and weekends for the time being. We are not offering Aquafit or Children’s Lessons at this time. Please read the full Reopening Information Sheet carefully and thoroughly.

 

Reminder - Fireworks Cancelled – As a reminder, the Carleton Place Recreation & Culture Department made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel this year’s public Canada Day Celebrations due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. The annual fireworks show is included in the cancellation. We appreciate your understanding and wish you a Happy Canada Day!

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Province Promotes Shop Local, Shop Safe and Shop with Confidence Campaign - The Ontario Government is celebrating International Small Business Week with the launch of the "Shop Local! Shop Safe! Shop with Confidence!" campaign, encouraging Ontarians to support their local small businesses and to shop safely while doing so.

 

Ontario Celebrating Canada Day with Free Parks Admission and Extending Free Family Fishing - The Ontario government is celebrating Canada Day by offering free day use at all provincial parks, and beginning on July 4th,, 2020, the province is offering free fishing for two (2) weeks, double the length of last year. In addition, numerous Ontario attractions have special virtual experiences and events planned for July 1st, 2020 which will help showcase Ontario's artistic and musical excellence.

 

Ontario Courts Gradually Resuming In-Person Proceedings - Ontario courts will begin resuming in-person proceedings across the province on Monday, July 6th, 2020. The gradual reopening of courtrooms will include strict health and safety protocols to protect staff and everyone required to attend a courthouse from COVID-19.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Masks & Face Coverings - As the province is reopening, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, is recommending that “individuals wear a face covering where physical distancing is not possible, such as on public transit or in a small grocery store or pharmacy”. There is increasing research evidence that the wide use of cloth masks by the community, when combined with staying home when sick, physical distancing, and regular cleaning, can make a significant difference on the spread of COVID-19.

As health officials have not made wearing a mask mandatory, it is important not to judge others for their decisions. As always, we never know someone else’s whole story, so we all need to try our best to extend kindness and recognize how our words and actions can affect others. For more information, including how to properly use face coverings, please visit the face coverings page on the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s website.