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Information Update Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Friday June 26, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

Friday, June 26, 2020
(For Immediate Release)

Information Update Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

(Prescott) The Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met virtually today to review and discuss increasing municipal service supports for residents and visitors to enjoy recreation and leisure pastimes, while respecting public health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Prescott Scuba Park and the accessible family washroom in Prescott Centennial Park are now open for public use. The Centennial Park washroom will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Weekly water quality sampling by the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit began this week at Kelly’s Beach. A reminder to guests using these spaces to use provided waste receptacles, please take all garbage home with you if you are able, and that public washroom facilities are not intended for changeroom use.

Every person plays an important role in the fight against the spread of the virus. It is important to continue recommended practices to limit the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Good hand hygiene – can be accomplished with at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer rub or washing your hands for 15-20 seconds with soap and warm water
  • Physical Distancing – remain 2 metres apart from others outside of your household and/or social circle
  • Bring a cotton face covering when you go out in public, and put it on when you are in potentially close contact with other people
  • Stay home if you are feeling any signs or symptoms of sickness
  • If you feel you may have been exposed to COVID-19, visit an Ontario Assessment Centre

Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit reminded the MECG today that although the Province of Ontario is relaxing some restrictions, the threat of coronavirus remains. As of June 25, 2020, there have been a total of 352 lab-confirmed cases and 52 deaths in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark due to coronavirus.

Residents and visitors in Prescott may notice increased patrols on bicycle by members of Ontario Provincial Police – Prescott detachment. Municipal by-law education and enforcement campaigns continue.

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For more information, contact:

Matthew Armstrong

Chief Administrative Officer / Treasurer

(613) 925-2812 Ext. 6220

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