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Augusta releases COVID-19 action plan

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Township of Augusta - Action Plan- Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(MAYNARD) The Township of Augusta held a second meeting of the Municipal Emergency Control Group on Monday morning to review our COVID-19 action plan.

The Township of Augusta advises residents that all Township buildings, including the municipal office, recreational facilities, library, fire department, and public works buildings will continue to be closed to the general public until further notice. Municipal staff are available by phone or email to assist you.

Pitch-In Day, Amnesty Day and Treasure Day have been postponed until further notice.

The Waste Transfer Sites remain open, with a limit of 6-vehicles at a time. Effective immediately bulky/construction waste will not be accepted. Alternative options are currently being reviewed. Please continue to observe a 2metre (6feet) space while attending the transfer stations.

"The Township of Augusta would like to remind residents to self-isolate for 14 days when they are returning from vacation. Call a friend for groceries or use grocery pick up to assist with your self-isolating." said Mayor Doug Malanka. "I reiterate that we need to flatten the curve to prevent our health care facilities in Leeds and Grenville from becoming overwhelmed."

Help reduce the spread of germs including the flu and COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, and or use hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Cover your cough and or sneeze into your elbow;
  • If possible, stay home if you are sick;
  • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care facilities.

In order to keep up to date with official information, please refer to the following sources:

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Public Health: https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/

Ontario Ministry of Health: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
Updates will be provided on the Township's website and social media platforms.

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As a postscript to the media release, I am frequently hearing stories about Canadianswho continue attend at events and family gatherings and other Canadians who have recently returned to Canada and who are not respecting the expectation that they self‑Isolate. Both activities put us all at risk of contracting COVID-19!

In a recent communication, Dr. Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (Health Unit) referred to a Health Unit publication on self -Isolation and summarized that self‑isolation includes:those being tested for COVID-19 until the results come back; those who have travelled anywhere outside of Canada including the USA for 14 days after their arrival in Canada; and those who live with, provide care, or spent extensive time with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Dr. Stewart went on to summarize that self‑Isolation means:

  • No contact with others who live outside your home and restricted contact with those in your home;
  • No walking around town or other usual gathering spots to avoid meeting with others;
  • Using your own yard outside if no‑one else is there;
  • Wearing a mask if you live in a multi‑unit building and you mustleave your Unit to use any of the facilities in the building;
  • Deferring medical and other appointments unless they are critical. If your appointment is critical: let the provider know ahead of time that you are in self‑isolation; wear a mask at the visit; and do not use taxi or public transport.
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