News Release April 20, 2020 Modelling shows physical distancing still needed to prevent further spread TORONTO — The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. However, the Chief Medical Officer of Health says emergency measures must remain in place to continue reducing
We are celebrating in Westport at the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark first pop up COVID-19 vaccination centre. Over 350 people are getting their shots today at the arena. The Health Unit have lots of staff on site and they are supported by many volunteers, the backbone of our Village. Special thanks to our pharmacist, Tracy Phillips. We are so lucky that she and her husband chose Westport as their home. Legion and Lions, Country Roads Community Health Centre, Village staff and Cou
MEDIA RELEASE: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit April 20, 2021 The ticks are out! When temperatures rise above 4oC ticks will be active. Enjoy the benefits of being outdoors by going for a hike, working in the garden or cleaning up leaf litter in the yard; but remember to be tick smart. While not all Black legged ticks in our area carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease, a significant number do, and you cannot tell if a tick is positive by looking at it. Takin
Below you will find information from the Medical Officer of Health containing information about preventing COVID-19 in the workplace along with fact sheets regarding protective eyewear and face coverings.
Flatten the Curve. We understand what this means. The number of cases of COVID are the highest since the beginning of the pandemic and there are significant concerns that the hospitals will be overwhelmed. We also know that we are not exempt from the very real fear of community transmission in our Village. Together we have strength, together we provide support for one another and together we will weather this third wave. The Stay-at-Home order currently in effect requires eve
Implementing Stronger Enforcement, Travel Restrictions, Public Health Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives April 16, 2021 Office of the Premier TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is strengthening enforcement of the province’s Stay-at-Home order while imposing new travel restrictions and further strengthening public health measures. These urgent actions are targeted at stopping
As a result of a downed power line, there is the potential for a power outage today starting at noon and lasting for a period of up to 4 hours. This outage will affect those residents that are west and north of the intersection at Bedford and Concession.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, and both a declaration of emergency and a provincewide stay-at-home order are in effect, Town Hall is closed to the public. It will remain closed to the public until such time as it is deemed safe to reopen. Please continue to do what needs to be done to stay safe, save lives and prevent hospitalizations in order to stop the spread of COVID 19 in our community.
MEDIA RELEASE: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit April 13, 2021 As a result of a COVID-19 exposure, the Health Unit is advising patrons of Scotty’s Chips in Westport who approached the service window to order or pick up food during the hours of operation from March 31st to April 9th to: · Monitor for symptoms carefully, even mild ones · If symptoms develop: o Immediately self-isolate o Contact the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 o Get tested at a local assessment