Monday, April 6, 2020
PLEASE NOTE *** if you are experiencing fever, have a cough and or difficulty breathing we ask that you stay home, seek medical advice and contact your manager to advise them of your illness.
We’re entering week number 5 of the COVID 19
pandemic and we continue to remain vigilant practicing hand washing,
sanitization and physical distancing. For team members working from home – keep
up the great work and for the handful of staff members keeping 92 Charlotte and
the Reach Out Centre open for essential services – we salute you! Our team of
EarlyON staff who have been busy terminally cleaning the sites and inventorying
will shift their focus this week to conducting wellness calls to families and
producing online activities for families. We’re seeing more and more clients
attend our meal program and higher activity today with walkins to 92 Charlotte.
We’ve noticed that people drop their COVID 19
good practices when the sun shines and the skies are blue – please don’t get
complacent the weather maybe improving but this pandemic is far from over –
stay safe – stay well.
There are no new changes to our services for today. Take care
Friday, April 3, 2020
PLEASE NOTE *** if you are experiencing fever, have a cough and or difficulty breathing we ask that you stay home and contact your manager to advise them of your illness. If you are working another job currently and coming into work premises we would kindly ask that you jointly advise your manager and HR. We’re winding down the work week – thanks to everyone who could take part in our ZOOM chat – great to see your faces and hear that everyone is leading by example and practicing social distancing, hand washing and isolation.
I want to share that early this afternoon the
Region of Niagara announced a state of emergency to protect the health and
safety of Niagara residents across all 12 municipalities. The directive
states that “This situation represents a real and pressing risk to the
health of our community, and we all need to work together to slow the spread of
the virus. By declaring this emergency together, we are underscoring the
critical nature of the situation with everyone in the region.” The
directive also outlines the following mandatory directives that are now in
- Residents are reminded that
the following mandatory directives are now in place:
- Stop all gatherings of more
than five people (this includes private gatherings of extended family)
- Avoid all outdoor
recreational amenities, including parks, playgrounds, beaches, and sports
- Close all non-essential
- Stay home as much as
possible and only leave the house once a week if required
- Self-isolate for 14 days if
you have symptoms or have returned to Canada from being outside the country
- Practice physical
distancing and wash hands frequently
Municipalities across Ontario have the power
to issue fines to enforce these public health and emergency directives. Failing
to comply with an emergency order carries a fine of $750 per offence, and up to
$1,000 for obstructing those attempting to carry out their duties under the
Concerns around enforcement should be
directed to local municipal bylaw offices.
After-hours calls may also be directed to the Niagara Regional Police Service’s
non-emergency line at 905-688-4111. Do not call 911.
Stay well all – Christine