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Updated: COVID-19 resource page – Updated vaccination information included

by | Apr 13, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

The government of Ontario announced a STAY AT HOME order for the entire province effective Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 12:01 AM. This regulation will be in effect for at least 4 weeks. Click here to find out more.

Please click here to find out more about the Emergency Brake measure and what it means for Leeds, Lanark and Grenville. 

HEALTH UNIT VACCINATION INFORMATION

As of April 6, 2021 the following groups are eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Health Care Workers – Highest Priority*, Very High Priority, High Priority and Moderate Priority
  • Residents, staff and caregivers in long term care/retirement homes
  • Other congregate care settings e.g. group homes
  • Adults born in 1961 or before (60+) (as of April 7)
  • All Indigenous Adults *ages 16+ includes First Nations, Metis and Inuit.
  • Adult recipients of chronic home care
  • Education staff who directly support students with complex special education needs
  • Education staff who provide direct supports to students with complex special needs are defined as those who support students who meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • who require support with activities of daily living, including health and safety measures
    • are unable to wear masks for medical reasons
    • have complex medical needs  
    • cannot be accommodated through remote learning
  • Adults with health conditions in the Highest Risk and High Risk categories

Please check the eligibility tool to see if you are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. The tool will be updated regularly so you will be able to find out when you can receive the vaccine.

APPOINTMENT BOOKING INFORMATION
The province’s new online booking tool can be found at www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine. The Provincial Vaccine Information Line is 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) and is open Monday to Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm. The Local Leeds, Grenville, Lanark Booking Centre toll-free number is 1-844-369-1234. Hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week. You can book by email by writing to covid@healthunit.org.  

Please visit the online eligibility tool before calling. It can be found at: https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/vaccine-eligibility/

If you need transportation to a vaccination clinic, please click or tap here for more information.

PHARMACIES OFFERING VACCINES
There are local pharmacies in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville that are now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those 55 and over. You have to contact the pharmacy directly to book your appointment. You can do that by clicking here to be brought to the provincial pharmacy locator page. There you can enter your postal code to get the list and contact information for the pharmacies closest to you. All have individual links to help you book your appointments and other location-specific information.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has a general COVID-19 information page that provides the latest, local information that residents need to know. Click or tap here for the Health Unit’s main page for all other services

TESTING: Testing for COVID-19 is by appointment only. Please click or tap here for the latest testing information from the health unit. The link includes who should get a test, and how to go about getting an appointment. 

Please contact your primary health care provider, or the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 if you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.If you are experiencing symptoms, please click or tap here to be taken to the Province of Ontario self-assessment tool

Lanark County Mental Health has established a COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Anyone seeking assistance in dealing with mental health issues can call toll-free 1-833-283-9979.

Useful Links:
Lake 88 Daily COVID-19 Update (Mon-Fri) including School Information
COVID-19 provincial information page
Federal Government’s COVID-19 page

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has posted a screening tool. The purpose is to help parents and guardians make decisions about whether or not their child/children can attend school. This tool should be completed daily before attending school. Using this tool is voluntary. It is recommended that you contact a healthcare provider if you have more questions about your child/children’s health.

Click here to be brought directly to the screening tool.

Hospitals and health centres: 
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Website
Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Website
Almonte General Hospital Website
Kemptville District Hospital Website
Message from Urgent Care Clinic at the North Lanark Community Health Centre

Municipal Links:
County of Lanark
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Town of Perth
Town of Smiths Falls
Town of Carleton Place

Drummond/North Elmsley
Elizabetown-Kitley
Merrickville-Wolford
Mississippi Mills
Montague
North Frontenac
Rideau Lakes
Westport

Information for local businesses: 
Downtown Heritage Perth BIA
Perth and District Chamber of Commerce
Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association
Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Carleton Place BIA
Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce

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