March 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
As of this morning, there are no reported cases of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, in the Leeds and Grenville area. The Township, its surrounding Leeds and Grenville municipalities, and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are all following the developments of the virus which was recently confirmed to be in the City of Ottawa.
The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley continues to operate as normal and has not suspended any of the services of programs it provides. Hand sanitizers are readily available and staff are cleaning counters with greater frequency.
Residents are encouraged to to practice preventative measures such as frequently washing hands and shared surfaces, keeping social distance, covering coughs and refraining from touching your face. Additional tips can be viewed from https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/
The public is also encouraged to verify the information they hear about Coronavirus as there has been an increase in misconceptions circulating on platforms, such as social media. Reliable sources for current information can be viewed at:
- Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/)
- Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus?_ga=2.1201205.525142736.1584104402-2044990960.1581692479)
- Health Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html)
For general information about Emergency Planning, visit Emergency-planning.