Ontario Launches New Covid-19 Screening Tool to Help Protect Students and Staff

The Ontario government launched a new voluntary interactive screening tool to assist parents, students and staff with the daily assessment of COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors that is required before attending school. The results will let parents, students, and education staff know whether they should attend school each day or guide at-risk individuals to proper resources. This tool is another layer of prevention that the province is using to protect the health and safety of students, staff, and the communities where they live and work.Details were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, and Peter B

Getting Back to Child Care and Schools COVID-SMART

MEDIA RELEASE: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit September 11, 2020 Getting Back to Child Care and Schools COVID-SMART Health Units have had many questions about COVID-19 from families with children attending child care centres, and families with children and youth in schools. We already know that COVID-19 is spread through droplets from a cough, sneeze or singing by someone who is infectious to someone who is close to them. This is a good time to remember that the droplets can land up to two metres away and can survive for a few hours on hard surfaces. Symptoms may look like a cold (sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever, headache) or other symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.

Non-Compliance with Covid-19 Regulations

I am aware that many of you have concerns that not every person or business is following the COVID-19 regulations in relation to social distancing, masks, etc. When these are brought to my attention, I suggest they have a discussion with the individual/business. As your Mayor, I have no authority to enforce any of the COVID-19 regulations although I continue to encourage compliance. There are two organizations you can contact to raise your concern. The OPP is the enforcement agency, with the exception of restaurants/ licensed premises, and can be contacted at 888-310-1122. The Board of Health investigates non-compliance with COVID regulations and other health matters for restaurants/licensed

Provincial Government Pauses any Further Re-Openings for 4 Weeks

On Tuesday, the Provincial Government announced it paused any further re-openings in the province for four weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Ontario’s Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, said the decision is not being made lightly. The Premier is concerned as daily COVID-19 case counts continue to spike in the province with the majority of the cases in 3 major centres -Toronto, Brampton, and Ottawa. The province recorded 375 cases on Monday and Tuesday. The 190 new infections logged on Monday and 185 recorded on Tuesday mark the highest number of new cases since July 24. Tuesday also marked the 13th day in a row in which the number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario has surpassed 1

Household Hazardous Waste Days

LEEDS GRENVILLE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 NEW LOCATIONS & TIMES ! SOUTH LEEDS COUNTY PATROL GARAGE (North of Lansdowne) 2714 Outlet Rd. 8:30 am – 2:00 pm SPENCERVILLE FAIR GROUNDS Goodin Rd. Entrance * (North end of Fairgrounds) 8:30 am – 2:00 pm COVID-19 REGULATIONS IN EFFECT PLEASE DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE LONG LINE-UPS ANTICIPATED SO PLEASE REMAIN PATIENT USED GAS/OIL CONTAINERS WILL NOT BE RETURNED Materials accepted include petroleum products, oil filters, antifreeze, paints and solvents, batteries, propane tanks, fertilizers, pesticides, light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs/tubes and pharmaceuticals, all of which are “household” in nature. Private/com

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