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This page was created to outline protocols and service delivery changes at the Township of South Glengarry due to the precautions taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).

For specific health-related information regarding COVID-19, please visit the following credible websites:

For regularly updated Government Announced Support Information CLICK HERE.
(Last Updated May 27st, 2020 at 2:30 pm)

ABOUT COVID-19

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causes a respiratory infection that can be deadly for older people and people with chronic diseases. Learn more about COVID-19 including:

WHO SHOULD I CALL?

Phone Directory for COVID-19 Related Calls

RECENT NOTICES REGARDING COVID-19

  • May 27, 2020 - Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak
    Public health and safety remain top priorities. Current emergency orders include the closure of outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, public swimming pools and outdoor water facilities, as well as bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery. Additionally, there continues to be restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and staff redeployment rules remain in place for long-term care homes and congregate settings like retirement homes and women's shelters. All emergency orders have been extended until June 9, 2020.
  • May 19, 2020 - Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Keep People Safe
    The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force until May 29, 2020. That includes the closure of bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery only, restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and staff redeployment rules for long-term care homes and congregate settings like retirement homes and women's shelters. The government is also allowing drive-in religious gatherings.

    Today, the province officially enters the first stage of its Framework for Reopening the Province. As part of this initial stage, the government is permitting the reopening of some outdoor recreational amenities, including outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields, off-leash dog areas, and outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas, effective as of Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

    Outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, fitness equipment, public swimming pools, splash pads and similar outdoor water facilities will remain closed until later stages of the province's reopening plan.

  • May 14, 2020 - Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen 
    The Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers who will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., provided that the general trend on health indicators continues to improve as part of the first stage of the government's reopening framework. The workplaces opening as part this stage are well-positioned to put workplace safety measures in place and get more people back to work, while not overburdening public transit and other services.
  • May 9, 2020 - Ontario Opening Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves
    The Ontario government is opening provincial parks and conservation reserves for limited day-use access. The first areas will open on Monday May 11, 2020, with the remaining areas opening on Friday May 15, 2020. At this time, recreational activities will be limited to walking, hiking, biking and birdwatching. Day visitors will also be able to access all parks and conservation reserves for free until the end of the month.  
  • May 6, 2020 - Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19
    The Ontario government is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates will continue to be billed at the lowest price, known as the off-peak price, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This electricity rate relief, initially provided for a 45-day period starting on March 24, 2020, has been extended by an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The rate relief is intended to be in place for an additional 24 days.
  • May 6, 2020 - Ontario Further Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction During COVID-19
    The Ontario government is allowing all retail stores with a street entrance to provide curbside pickup and delivery, as well as in-store payment and purchases at garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and safety supply stores. Business owners should review the health and safety guidelines developed by the province and its health and safety association partners.
  • April 29, 2020 - EOHU Issues Three Orders for Essential Businesses
    The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) has issued three new Orders for businesses deemed essential, pursuant to section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA).
  • April 27, 2020 - Reopening Ontario after COVID-19
    Ontario is planning for the next phase of responding to the coronavirus (COVID‑19) outbreak – reopening our province. This framework outlines the method and principles the province will use to reopen businesses, services and public spaces to responsibly lead Ontario’s economy back to a strong position.
  • April 26, 2020 - School Closures Extended to Keep Students, Staff and Families Safe
    Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe. Students will still be able to complete school year.

  • April 25, 2020 - Ontario Parks to Remain Closed until May 31, 2020
    In order to keep Ontarians safe during this COVID-19 outbreak, the government is extending the closure of Ontario's provincial parks and conservation reserves to May 31, 2020. This includes car camping, backcountry camping, roofed accommodations, day use opportunities, access points and all public buildings. Provincial parks and conservation reserves will continue to remain fully closed to all recreational activities. Please continue to visit OntarioParks.com and Ontario Parks social media channels for the most up-to-date information. 

  • April 24, 2020 - Governments Invest $2.5 Million to Grow Agri-food e-Business During COVID-19
    Families will have more choice when buying food and plants online.The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.5 million to help the agri-food sector expand online, providing more opportunities for producers to grow their business and offer more food choices for families who are shopping from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding is being provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership).

  • April 24, 2020 - Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program
    The Ontario Government is committing $241 million to partner with the federal government and deliver more than $900 million in urgent relief to small businesses and their landlords through a new program, the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA). The OCECRA will provide forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners experiencing potential rent shortfalls because their small business tenants have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • April 23, 2020 - Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
    On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is extending all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until May 6, 2020. This extension will help protect the health and well-being of people across the province and stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • April 17, 2020 - Canada and Ontario Supporting Agri-food Sector Supply Chain During COVID-19
    The government of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1 million in new funding to connect workers with in-demand jobs in the agri-food sector to keep the nation's supply chains strong and store shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), the federal and provincial governments will provide support that will help people connect with job opportunities in the sector quickly. This program would help primary agriculture, food processing companies and grocery retail to recruit and train workers who are important to keeping the essential food supply chain functioning

  • April 16, 2020 - Prime Minister Announces Additional Support for Small Businesses
    Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced new measures to support Canadian businesses so they can keep their doors open and their employees on the job. (More information to be released on this in the coming days/weeks)
  • April 14, 2020 - Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to May 12
    The extension of the provincial declaration of emergency to May 12, 2020 allows Ontario to continue to enforce current emergency orders, such as the closure of all non-essential workplaces, outdoor parks and recreational areas, public places, bars, and restaurants. The Province will also continue its restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and prohibitions against price-gouging. 

  • April 4, 2020 - Ontario Takes Steps to Keep Food on the Table during COVID-19
    Ontario has opened an online portal to connect agri-food employers with workers looking to make a difference in order to keep food on the table during COVID-19.This new online tool will make it easier to match people to essential jobs and training resources throughout the provincial food supply chain.
  • April 3, 2020 - Seasonal Trailer Parks and Recreation Campgrounds During COVID-19
    An Update from Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Seasonal Trailer Parks and Recreations Campgrounds as amended by the Essential Business Order as of April 3, 2020. Seasonal trailer parks and recreational campgrounds are not listed as essential businesses and, as such, are required to be closed. For Ontarians whose only Canadian residence is at one of these seasonal trailer parks or campgrounds, they are permitted to continue their occupancy and must complete their mandatory self-isolation as required by the mandatory isolation order made by the federal government under the Quarantine Act which took effect on March 25, 2020. 
  • April 3, 2020 - List of Essential Workplaces
    Following advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, on April 3, 2020, Ontario updated the list of essential businesses that can remain open. The restrictions are aimed at further reducing contact between people and stopping the spread of COVID-19. By 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020, businesses that are not identified on this list must close their physical locations.
  • April 3, 2020 - Local Paramedics Seeking Community Support
    Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services are preparing for an increase in calls for service due to the spread of COVID-19. 
    During this time, it is more important than ever that residents of Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry only call 911 for emergencies.
  • April 2, 2020 - By-Law Officers to Enforce COVID-19 Related Regulations
    Township of South Glengarry By-Law Officers can now enforce provincial regulations regarding COVID-19. This measure follows Ontario’s order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
  • April 1, 2020 - New $50 Million Ontario Together Fund
    The Ontario government is launching a new $50 million Ontario Together Fund to help businesses provide innovative solutions or retool their operations in order to manufacture essential medical supplies and equipment
  • March 30, 2020 -  Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
    All Outdoor Recreational Amenities across Province Now Closed.In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures until April 13, 2020. This includes the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
  • March 28, 2020 -  Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of More Than Five People
    Based on the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, effective immediately. This order would not apply to private households with five people or more. 
  • March 26, 2020 - SDG, Municipal Partners Declare State of Emergency
    In response to growing concerns over COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G), the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) and the City of Cornwall have declared a state of emergency as of 4:00 PM on March 26, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of this highly contagious virus.
  • March 25, 2020 - Park Structures and Court Surfaces Closed
    Effective immediately, Township of South Glengarry play structures and court surfaces are closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Playground equipment, picnic tables, and courts are not cleaned or sanitized regularly, and should be avoided during this time. We still encourage the use of our beautiful trails and open spaces by taking a walk, going for a hike, or cycling. 
  • March 24, 2020 - Ontrario Providing Electricity Relief to Families, Small Businesses, and Farms During COVID-19
    The Province of Ontario has suspended the time-of-use rates for a period of 45-days. The off-peak rate of 10.1 cents-per-kilowatt-hour will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during this period. 
  • March 17, 2020 - Government of Ontario Declares Provincial State of Emergency
    The Government of Ontario declared a provincial state of emergency in order to limit and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. These measures will help protect all residents, including those who are most vulnerable. They will also help ensure that healthcare professionals can focus their efforts on those who need it most.
  • March 16, 2020 - First Installment of Interim Taxes Postponed 
    South Glengarry has postponed the first installment of interim taxes to April 30th, 2020. Preauthorized payments scheduled to be withdrawn on the due date, will now be withdrawn on April 30th, 2020. Interest will also not be charged on outstanding water bills until further notice. 
  • March 15, 2020 - Municipal Office Closed to the Public
    In order to remain proactive in reducing the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19, effective Monday March 16th, the Township of South Glengarry’s municipal office at 6 Oak Street, in Lancaster, all recreation facilities, community centres, SDG libraries and municipal fire stations will be closed to the public. While the Township’s municipal offices will be staffed, there will be no public access to these premises during this time to ensure the health of our residents and staff.
  • March 14, 2020 - All Recreation Facilities and Community Centres Closed
    Based on the recommendation of public health direction to all Municipalities in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) region by the Medical Officer of Health, all recreation programming and facility rentals in the Township of South Glengarry are cancelled and closed effective March 13, 2020.

IMPACTED TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENTS AND SERVICES

Essential municipal services will continue to be delivered, including water purification, wastewater treatment, emergency services, and waste collection. More information please visit these pages of our website:

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

The Township of South Glengarry is here to help local businesses. If you are a business owner in South Glengarry with questions regarding different programs or government support presently available during COVID-19, please reach out to our Acting Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator, Meagan Bingley by calling 613-347-1166 ext 264 or by sending an email HERE.

  • EOHU Issues Three Orders for Essential Businesses
    The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) has issued three new Orders for businesses deemed essential, pursuant to section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA).
  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
    As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020. This wage subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, help prevent further job losses, and better position you to resume normal operations following the crisis.

  • Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program
    The Ontario Government is committing $241 million to partner with the federal government and deliver more than $900 million in urgent relief to small businesses and their landlords through a new program, the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA). The OCECRA will provide forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners experiencing potential rent shortfalls because their small business tenants have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.
  • SDG & Cornwall Regional Business Survey
    SDG Economic Development, it’s municipalities and Cornwall Economic Development, would like to have a better understanding of how COVID-19 has affected our local businesses. To take the SDG & Cornwall Regional Business Survey to provide valuable input, please click the link above. The information you provide will help guide local Councils when developing recovery programs and community support. The survey should only take between one to five minutes. More participation will make for a stronger understanding of the current landscape. Please share this survey with your contacts. 
  • Prime Minister Announces Additional Support for Small Businesses
    Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced new measures to support Canadian businesses so they can keep their doors open and their employees on the job. (More information to be released on this in the coming days/weeks)
  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator Now Available
    Ahead of the Wage Subsidy application process, which will be available in the coming days, additional details regarding the subsidy and a calculator is now available for businesses.
  • Canadian Business Resilience Network 
    In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery. Whether you are self-employed, a small business owner or a large enterprise, you shouldn’t have to worry about losing your business, and your employees shouldn’t have to worry about losing their jobs. Please note: new programs are being introduced very rapidly with operational details and clarifications being made daily. Please check back frequently for the latest information. 
  • Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce's Local Business Portal
    As the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce looks to further provide support to all local businesses during the pandemic, the Chamber has launched: ShopCornwallandArea.ca. The site will act as a one-stop, always-on directory of local businesses who are operating during the pandemic in one form or another. At this time, the Chamber is opening the platform to all businesses at no charge. There are over 135 local businesses signed up to date! Each participating business will receive a free listing that could include opening hours (if applicable), contact details, pick-up or delivery options, a small product catalogue, and links to existing e-commerce sites. As part of the program, vendors who express interest in establishing an e-commerce site will also receive assistance from the Chamber.  
    Please note that you do not need to be a Chamber Member to access this resource. 
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
    CFIB has created a COVID-19 small business help centre. They are regularly updating the page as new information becomes available. Click the link above to access FAQ's, templates, policies and more. 
  • Extended Validation Periods for Driver, Vehicle and Carrier Products and Services
    Learn about extensions on expiry dates for drivers licences, vehicle and carrier products and services due to COVID-19.
    Please note that this includes: extending the Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR), annual oversize/overweight permits and semi-annual and annual vehicle inspections

  • Ministry Extends Working-at-Heights Training
    Construction workers will have an extra year to renew their training if they work at heights. The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has extended the validity period of their previous training because many training providers have cancelled classes or shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The mandatory training for more than 120,000 workers would have expired over the next six months. The extension will ensure these workers can continue to work when possible. 
  • Details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Help Businesses Keep Canadians in their jobs
    The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. To help Canadians and businesses get through these tough economic times, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that the Government is proposing to introduce a wage subsidy of 75 per cent for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020

  • Government of Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
    The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Ontario’s Stop the Spread Business Information Line
    If you are a business owner and have questions about temporary measures including closures and essential workplaces,
    please call Ontario's Stop the Spread Busines Information Line at: 1-888-444-3659.
  • Ontario Protecting Consumers from Price Gouging 
    Effective March 28, 2020, the government has issued an emergency order that retail businesses and individuals in Ontario cannot charge unfair prices for necessary goods. If you are aware of anyone charging higher-than-usual prices for in-demand products, report it online or call Consumer Protection Ontario at 1-800-889-9768 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

  • Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)
    Liquor sales licensees may now sell liquor for takeout/delivery along with food. As part of its broader package of measures to support Ontarians and businesses that have been significantly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government has amended Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) to temporarily allow liquor sales licensees (i.e., licensed bars and restaurants) to sell beer, wine and spirits as part of a food order for takeout or delivery. These changes are effective immediately, and last until December 31, 2020.
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) 
    Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19

  • Cornwall and the Counties Community Futures Development Corp
    Program will offer microloans from $2,500 up to $20,000 (and up to $50,000 on exception) to companies who cannot access additional funding through the BDC - Business Development Bank of Canada or their Traditional Bank and need an immediate cash injection to cover expenses over the next 3 months. 
  • Regional Opportunities Investment Tax Credit
    The government has announced a number of tax measures in response to COVID-19. One of the tax measures includes a Regional Opportunities Tax Credit. SD&G is one of the designated eligible regions. 

SUPPORT FOR FARMERS

  • Governments Invest $2.5 Million to Grow Agri-food e-Business During COVID-19
    The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.5 million to help the agri-food sector expand online, providing more opportunities for producers to grow their business and offer more food choices for families who are shopping from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding is being provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership).

  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) - Guide to Operating your Essential Farm Business during COVID-19
    The OFA has recently developed a new Guide to Operating your Essential Farm Business during COVID-19 that can help reduce risk and improve safety for you, your employees, and the public. This Guide for farms and farm businesses is split into three parts: Facilitating Business Interactions on the Farm, Responding to Exposure to COVID-19, and Managing Risk during Business Operations. 
  • Canada and Ontario Supporting Agri-food Sector Supply Chain During COVID-19 
    The government of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1 million in new funding to connect workers with in-demand jobs in the agri-food sector to keep the nation's supply chains strong and store shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), the federal and provincial governments will provide support that will help people connect with job opportunities in the sector quickly. This program would help primary agriculture, food processing companies and grocery retail to recruit and train workers who are important to keeping the essential food supply chain functioning.

  • Farm Credit Canada (FCC)
    The FCC Has received an enhancement to its capital base that will allow for an additional $5 billion in lending capacity.

SUPPORT FOR RESIDENTS.

  • Extended Validation Periods for Driver, Vehicle and Carrier Products and Services
    Learn about extensions on expiry dates for drivers licences, vehicle and carrier products and services due to COVID-19.
    Please note that this includes: extending the Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR), annual oversize/overweight permits and semi-annual and annual vehicle inspections
  • Ministry Extends Working-at-Heights Training
    Construction workers will have an extra year to renew their training if they work at heights. The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has extended the validity period of their previous training because many training providers have cancelled classes or shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The mandatory training for more than 120,000 workers would have expired over the next six months. The extension will ensure these workers can continue to work when possible. 
  • Canada COVID-19 Support App
    The free app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms. Available now through Apple App Store or Google Play Store. If you do not want to download the app, you can access the web version, HERE. Please note that this information will be best viewed on a mobile device.
  • Ontario Increasing Public Health Units' Capacity to Stop COVID-19
    Ontario has launched a new user-friendly online portal for the public to easily access their COVID-19 lab test results. By offering faster and secure access to test results on their computer or mobile device, this portal will help ease pressures on public health units and frontline workers to provide this information so that they can better focus on containing COVID-19.

  • Drive-Through COVID-19 Assessment Centre Opening in Casselman
    The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), in partnership with the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, is opening a drive-through COVID-19 assessment centre in Casselman on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020. The centre is located at the EOHU’s Casselman office, at 872 Principale Street. The centre will be open Monday through Friday each week, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Testing centres will be limited to people with moderate or worsening (but non-severe) symptoms.

  • Emergency Child Care Applications Being Accepted for Essential Workers
    The City of Cornwall has received authorization from the Province of Ontario to open a select number of licensed child care centres specifically to provide care for children of essential and critical service workers.

  • Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities
    Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) - The government is taking steps to ensure that you will not be required to make any loan payments between March 30 and September 30, 2020. Additionally, no interest will accrue on your student loans during this time. For more information CLICK HERE
  • Meals on Wheels - Lancaster Outreach - Carefor
    Though the Carefor Char Senior Support Centre may be closed and most of their services are suspended until April 30, 2020 due to the pandemic, Staff will be in the office from 8:00am to 4:00pm to assist you. Ready to help in any way they can. The Meals on Wheels program remains fully operational. If you or a loved one is having difficulty getting groceries or preparing your own meals, please call(613) 347-1175. Lancaster Outreach - Carefor is also available to take your calls, field your questions and be that friendly voice you may need at this time. Stay Strong, Stay Positive, Stay Home and Stay Healthy!

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  • Counselling and Support Services of SD&G
    Phone: (613) 932-4610
    Please be advise the walk-in counselling clinic is open for service and moving forward, however, will be done by telephone counselling, due to the office being closed to the public because of the pandemic.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
    Phone: In crisis? Please call 1-833-456-4566 (toll free)
  • Centre de santé communautaire de l'Estrie
    Cornwall Location: 613-937-2683 or Alexandria Location: 613-525-5544
  • School Mental Health Ontario
  • Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support
    A new portal dedicated to mental wellness has been launched by the Government of Canada. Wellness Together Canada will connect Canadians to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls and will make it easier to find credible information and help address mental health and substance use issues. The entire suite of tools on Wellness Together Canada will offer Canadians different levels of support depending on their need, ranging from information and self-assessment tools, to the opportunity to chat with peer support workers and other professionals.

HOW TO STOP THE SPREAD

Practice Physical Social Distancing

The Township of South Glengarry is actively practicing Social Distancing by reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of COVID-19. By limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings, and cancelling events, South Glengarry can do our part in helping to flatten the curve, protect our residents, and keep our Township safe. 

How can you help? Please choose activities from the “safe” column over activities in the “Stop” column to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in our area.

Image depicts traffic light graphic of activities that are deemed safe, cautious, or unsafe during COVID 19 in South Glengarry

5 ways to practise physical (social) distancing:

  1. keep a distance of 2 meters when going out
  2. avoid large gatherings
  3. work from home if possible
  4. avoid visiting elderly friends or relatives
  5. conduct meetings or visits virtually

Wash Your Hands Regularly

Be sure to wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20-30 seconds.

Self-Isolation or Quarantine

Self-Isolate when necessary and if you are returning from abroad, please quarantine yourself in your home for 14-Days.
No Exceptions.

Support Local Businesses

Keep the South Glengarry business community vibrant and resilient. You can help make a difference by supporting a local business today.

Take Care of Yourself

It’s OK to NOT be Ok. Please know that help is available, and we encourage you to reach out to The Canadian Mental Health Association for resources and suggestions on how to help cope during this difficult time.

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