Potential Exposure to COVID-19
If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.
Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.
RE: COVID 19: Supporting Public Health’s call to avoid travel
“This past Friday our Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Piotr Oglaza issued a statement asking all residents in our communities to avoid unnecessary travel to other regions of the province,” said Reeve Phiilips “Dr. Oglaza’s request is one that I and my council fully support. The risk to our residents from COVID-19 is real and we need to take individual actions, like avoiding unnecessary travel, to keep ourselves and our neighbours safe.” said Reeve Phillips
“We urge everyone in our municipality to follow Dr. Oglaza’s advice. It just makes good sense. If we all work together, we can protect each other. Let us do our part to keep our County and our municipality in the green zone!” concluded Reeve Phillips.
The Corporation of the Township of Tyendinaga
859 Melrose Road, Shannonville, ON, K0K 3A0
“As of 12:00 pm this afternoon, March 31, 2020 I have declared a Public Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act,”, states Rick Phillips, Reeve of the Township of Tyendinaga.
“Having conferred with my fellow Township Councilors and our senior staff, it is my opinion that it is necessary for me as Reeve, to make the declaration at this time. We are taking these measures for the following reasons:
- A strong show of support for the Provincial Government, Hastings County and all other local and municipal Declarations of Emergency.
- To support the continuity of operations of the Township in order to continue to provide services to the residents in our Township.
- Taking the necessary actions to support the health and safety of our staff.
“The Township of Tyendinaga has already taken steps to ensure that it has its continuity of operations plans in place and continues to deliver essential/critical services to the public. We have taken the necessary step of closing our Municipal Office, Library, Fire Hall and Recreation Facilities to the walk-in public. Our staff continue to provide services through on-line and phone arrangements,” added Phillips.
“On behalf of The Township of Tyendinaga we strongly believe in and recommend all residents of every municipality follow the social distancing and isolation guidelines being promoted by our health care experts. We will continue to support our neighboring municipalities, residents and staff during this unprecedented event.” stated Phillips.
“As of 8:30 a.m. this morning, March 26, 2020 I have declared a Public Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act,” states Rick Phillips, Warden of Hastings County.
“Having conferred with my fellow County Councillors and our senior leadership team it is my opinion that it is necessary for me as Warden, to make the declaration at this time. There are four main reasons for this critical action,” said Phillips:
- A strong show of support for the Provincial Declaration of Emergency;
- To support the continuity of operations of the County in order to continue to provide services to the residents in our Manors, patients of our paramedic services, our clients and the public;
- Taking the necessary actions to support the health and safety of our staff;
- To support where we can, the operations of our local member municipalities.
United Way Hastings & Prince Edward funding goes to agencies with programs within at least one of the following three pillars: “From Poverty to Possibility”, “All That Kids Can Be”, and “Healthy People, Strong Communities”, so that all people in our communities have access to meaningful opportunities.
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