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

by | Jun 11, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

GENERAL COVID-19 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

The Roadmap to Reopening

As of Friday, June 11th, 2021, Ontario has moved into Step 1 of the government’s Roadmap to Reopening. 

  • the provincewide vaccination rate
  • improvements in key public health and health care indicators

Please click here for details on what restrictions have been lifted, and which will stay in place

The province will remain in Step One for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators.

VACCINATION 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. The email option that was offered by the health unit is no longer available. 

As of Tuesday, May 18th 2021 at 8 AM, all Ontarians who will be 18 or older in 2021 can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

As of May 23rd, all youth aged 12–17 became eligible to receive their first dose of Pfizer vaccine. The  Health Unit will have special Youth Clinics across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties during the weeks of June 14 and 21 specifically for youth to receive their first dose of vaccine. Information on those clinics will be released shortly. 

Get further eligibility details from the health unit by clicking here.

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 40 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.\

TESTING INFORMATION

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.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

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
Health Unit screening tool for students
COVID-19 provincial information page
Federal Government’s COVID-19 page

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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